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Google+ Notifications In Gmail Now Allows Users To Comment And Share

With the recent news of Google+ Hangouts On Air now available the world over, there's another advancement being delivered to its users, via an improved Google+ notification experience for your Gmail. It now allows you to view, comment and +1 posts to your heart's content directly from your inbox.

Worried about such a service lagging? Then fear not, as all comments will be streamed in real-time to the Google+ site, whilst responses from your fellow Circle buds or anyone else will appear in an instant under the same thread if using Gmail.

"We're rolling out all of these features over the next week to users who've upgraded to Google+," explained Gmail software engineer Zohair Hyder in the official Gmail blog. He also went on to say that users can adjust which notification emails they wish to receive in Gmail simply by amending their Google+ settings.



But the service doesn't stop there, as users can also reply to Google+ notifications through the use of their smartphones. Not only can this be done directly through the Gmail app, but also through POP and IMAP clients - with the reply slotting in to the relevant ongoing Google+ conversation.

"Notification emails are a great way to keep up with what's happening in the Google+ stream: whether someone mentions you, comments on your post, or shares with you directly," Hyder said.

"It's not always enough to just read these updates, however; sometimes you want to respond right away, right from your inbox. The good news is that starting today, you can reply to Google+ notifications from Gmail."

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Source: Silicon Republic

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