Google’s VP of Engineering Vic Gundotra just announced on Google+ this afternoon that Google+ is now rolling out real-time search and improved hashtags. Gundotra explains in the video above, and in his post:
Real-time search Now when you search in Google+, you’ll see a message about new posts the instant they’re available. If you click on this message, or select “Most recent”, then relevant posts will start appearing in real-time.
Improved hashtag support People have long used hashtags to mark their posts with certain topics — just ask our very own +Chris Messina, hashtag inventor. You don’t have to use hashtags on Google+ (search works fine without them), but when you do, we’ll automatically link to search results.