With Google+ being about a week old, it’s no surprise that they’ve prioritized the native Android app and left Apple fanboys/girls to fend for themselves with the basic web app for now. The biggest problem with the web app is there’s no simple photo uploading support. Here’s a free workaround until the native app is available for iPhone.
Step 1: Go to the App Store and Download Piconhand. It’s free.
Step 2: Sign in with your Google credentials. It’ll show you a list of your existing albums.
Step 3: Create a new “Mobile Uploads” album. Totally optional.
Step 4: Click “Upload,” choose the album you want to upload to and either take a photo or choose from your library. This will also share the location info for the photo. Pro Tip: You have to click Start in the lower left corner.
Step 5: Go into your G+ photo library and change the Visibility to who you want to share the album with. This will apply to all photos in the album.
What’s cool about this method is you can have different albums named according to your circles with the appropriate visibility levels. For example: a “Public” album that’s public, a “Friends and Family” album for just those circles, and a “Tech Geeks” album for photos of nerdy stuff that circle will like.
Come up with improvements or tips? Post them below!
EDIT: A friend of mine on G+ pointed out that uploading a new photo to an existing photo album doesn’t post an update in your stream. This isn’t a flaw in the method I described, it’s true regardless of how you upload to an existing album. So blame Google.blog comments powered by Disqus