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One of the neatest things about the Play Store is that, as long as you're signed in to your account on the web, you can install apps directly to your device without ever picking it up. Now, Google has integrated this functionality into Google+. If a user shares a link to an app on the Play Store, that friendly blue "Install" button will now be embedded directly in the post. A-like so:


This is a nifty new addition to Google+. Of course, the embeds don't include ratings, user reviews, or any of the other key information that everyone should probably at least glance at before installing apps on their devices. Still, if it's a trusted source, it's a cool way to save a few seconds. More than anything, it's just nice to see Google integrating more of it's products.

Thanks D Saif!

Eric Ravenscraft
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  • Adam Brown

    This has been around for a while and is very handy. I've used it to install apps on my Tablet at home whilst at work. When I got home it was installed, ready and waiting :)

    • http://www.dsaif.tk/ Saif

      It just came yesterday. You must be talking about web to device install.

  • Danny Holyoake

    This isn't 'directly from Google Plus' for me. When I click the blue link, it just loads the Google Play page for the app (with the install-dialog open).

  • onpoint G

    I can't get my Google + to work...forgot the reason why

  • Ken Gorab

    Another step at unifying the ecosystem, good job Google!

  • http://www.facebook.com/nikhilkaduskar Nikhil Kaduskar

    It's been there for quite some time... I guess couple of weeks. Or maybe I became their beta testers without my knowledge... :)