Google+ 4.4 - What's changed, what's new and what to expect!

The craze today is with this imminent release of Google+ 4.4 which brings  a whole new UI, auto awesome stories, the ability to create animated gif's, take charge of your extremely large library, display total profile information and more.

What can you expect in this new release of Google+?
  • Auto Awesome Stories now combine your photos, videos and the places you visit into beautiful travelogues. You can read more
  • Auto Awesome Movies are now available on Android, iOS and the web, so lots more people will receive highlight reels of their photos and videos. Here’s one example:
  • You can now create animated GIFs and photobooth-style images on demand. Just tap the new plus button in Photos, and select either Motion or Mix.
  • Really big photo libraries are now supported on Android, so you can access your many thousands of photos quickly and easily.
  • You can now browse your entire photo library, as well as your highlights, by date. Just drag the new scroll bar to move forwards or backwards in time.
  • Profiles now display total content views on both Android and the web. (You can choose to show or hide this number via settings.)
  • A new navigation menu makes it easier to switch between your favorite circles and communities, as well as other places in the app.
  • It’s a lot easier to share content from your phone or tablet. To give it a try, just tap the new pencil icon at the bottom right of the stream.
  • The app menu now slides away as you move down the stream, letting posts fill the entire screen.
  • Links for Play Store Betas are visible in the app
  • Live camera preview tile in new post screen
  • Search button on the main screen now instead of in navigation menu