Google+ Mobile Website Refresh Adds 'Photo Sharing, Google+ via SMS'; Spreadsheets Gets Discussions

To ensure that sharing on Google+ works across the mobile devices -- Google just announced that you can post updates, share photos, or explore content on the Google+ mobile website by visiting plus.google.com from your mobile browser including a BlackBerry, Nokia, Windows phone, or any other Internet-enabled phone. Google+ lets you upload photos straight from […]

To ensure that sharing on Google+ works across the mobile devices -- Google just announced that you can post updates, share photos, or explore content on the Google+ mobile website by visiting plus.google.com from your mobile browser including a BlackBerry, Nokia, Windows phone, or any other Internet-enabled phone.

Google+ lets you upload photos straight from your mobile phone so you can share experiences in real time.

Now, you can stay updated with Google+ via SMS -- even if you don't have a mobile data plan or Wi-Fi. "Just enable SMS notifications the next time you're online -- verify your phone number from the settings page (gear icon ) on the Google+ mobile website, and choose your notifications."

Also, the refreshed Google+ mobile website now include a "common action bar on all pages" that makes it easie to post updates or toggle between circles. "If you like something, go ahead and +1 or reshare it directly from the stream," Google said.

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Google spreadsheets gets Discussions functionality that's already available in documents and presentations.

Google Spreadsheets Adds Discussions

"If a cell has a comment in it, you'll see an orange triangle in the upper right corner and when you hover over the cell you'll see the full discussion. The total number of comments are also tallied up at the bottom of the screen on the sheet tab, and hovering over the comment icon shows all the comments on that sheet," Google posted.

And just like you're used to with comments elsewhere, "you can +mention someone to automatically include them in a discussion and send them a notification via email - and they can even reply to the comment without leaving their inbox," Google adds.

All previously created comments in spreadsheets are now saved as "Notes," and now shown in spreadsheet using a black triangle in the corner of the cell to differentiate them from the new discussion-style comments.

You can also create new notes from the "Insert" menu if you need to leave a quick annotation on a cell.

Google Spreadsheets with Discussions showing Comments

Users of Google Apps, Google Apps for Business, Government and Education -- can now export Google Documents as .docx. This will show up as an option in the "Download as" menu.

The following feature is intended for release to the domains on September 11th:

Calendar: Users with an active Google+ profile can add a Google+ Hangout to calendar events. Invited guests can join the hangout by clicking on "Join hangout" on the event details page. These hangouts will respect any restrictions in the administrator control panel.

Update 09/08: Users of domains can now export Google Docs files in OXML formats (.docx, .xlsx, .pptx). This will show up as an option in the "Download as" menu.