Google+ v10.7 prepares to add dedicated post titles and Drive attachments with automatic previews [APK Teardown]

A few weeks ago, it became evident that G0ogle + is moving towards an important general revision for the publication editor that would provide support for new formatting options and style for text The latest update brings clues that new features will not stop. It seems that Google+ can also add separate titles to posts and also integrate with Google Drive for attachments and that will include previews.


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If you look at the extensive G + publications these days, most people have adopted the practice of writing their titles in bold to give them a little more visibility. In the same way that Twitter finally implemented retweets and responses after they became common practices, Google seems to be adding a dedicated title field so that authors do not have to mess with the format to make them visually different.

Titles are optional, so you do not have to add one if you do not want to. It seems that there is a strict limit of 140 characters for titles. (I have a feeling that it's a subtle hit on Twitter.)

Title (optional)


<style name = " TextStyle.SocialPost.TextTitle ">

As to how the title will look, there is not much to be done yet, but the style currently in use seems to simply mark the text in bold. But remember, that can and probably will change when this feature is displayed. It is also possible that titles are given more visual separation in other ways.

Attachments and previews

Several versions back, Google+ got some new lines of text that refer to the addition of files from Google Drive. At that time, I suspected that those lines could have been tagged along with a library of codes that had been used to access the photos. This is quite common. However, two new lines were added with the latest update that are much more specific and confirm that Google+ will support attachments directly from your Drive cloud storage.

Obviously, we can now create posts with links to Drive, so what makes this different? Simple answer: the attachments of the unit will include a preview of the file. Anyone with permission to view the publication can see the name of the attachment plus a thumbnail preview of its contents.

Be careful when posting files from Drive
Anyone who can see your post will see a preview of Drive files, even if they can not access the file itself. That preview includes the title and a thumbnail.

Share an item in Drive
See in Drive
Add a file in Google Drive

It's important to note that people can have permission on Google+ to see a post with a Drive attachment, but they may not have permission to access the file in Google Drive. And as the text says, those people can still see the title and the preview of the image, even if they can not access the file. As usual, you'll want to be careful when attaching anything on Google+ if it's not meant to be seen by the general public.


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