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

A few weeks ago, it became transparent that Google+ is headed toward a flattering vital renovate to a post editor that would move support for new formatting and styling options for text. The latest refurbish brings clues that this isn’t where a new facilities will stop. It looks like Google+ might also supplement apart titles to posts and also confederate with Google Drive for attachments and that will embody previews.


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Post titles

If we demeanour by long-form posts on G+ these days, many people have adopted a use of essay their titles in confidant to give them a small some-more visibility. In most a same approach that Twitter eventually implemented retweets and replies after they became hackneyed practices, Google appears to be adding a dedicated pretension margin so authors won’t have to screw around with formatting to make them visually distinct.

Titles are optional, so we don’t have to supplement one if we don’t wish to. There seems to be a tough extent of 140 characters for titles. (I’ve got a feeling that’s a pointed poke during Twitter.)

string name=”post_title_hint”Title (optional)/string

integer name=”post_title_length”140/integer

style name=”TextStyle.SocialPost.TextTitle
item name=”android:textStyle”bold/item

As for how a pretension will look, there’s not a lot to go on yet, though a character now in use appears to merely symbol a content adult in bold. But remember, that can and substantially will change when this underline is rolled out. It’s also probable titles will be given some-more visible subdivision in other ways.

Attachments and previews

Several versions ago, Google+ gained a few new lines of content that referenced adding files from Google Drive. At a time, we suspected those lines might have tagged along with a formula library that had been used for accessing photos. This is sincerely common. However, dual new lines were combined with a latest refurbish that are distant some-more specific and all though endorse Google+ will support record attachments directly from your Drive cloud storage.

Obviously, we can already emanate posts with links to Drive, so what creates this different? Simple answer: Drive attachments will embody a preview of a file. Anybody with accede to see a post will be means to see a name of a trustworthy record and a thumbnail preview of a contents.

string name=”dialog_title_drive_picker_launch_notice”Be clever when posting Drive files/string
string name=”dialog_body_drive_picker_launch_notice”Anyone who can see your post will see a preview of Drive files, even if they cant entrance a record itself. That preview includes a pretension and a thumbnail./string

string name=”drive_picker_title”Share a Drive item/string
string name=”menu_view_on_drive”View on Drive/string
string name=”sharebox_drive_content_description”Add a record from Google Drive/string

It’s critical to note that people might have accede on Google+ to see a post with a Drive attachment, though they might not have accede to entrance a record on Google Drive. And as a content points out, those people will still be means to see a pretension and picture preview, even if they can’t entrance a file. As usual, you’ll wish to be clever attaching anything in Google+ if it’s not meant to be seen by a ubiquitous public.


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