When you're on a slow connection, Google+ helps load your stream faster and conserve your data by doing things like automatically showing lower quality versions of images and not auto-playing GIFs.
If you want Google+ to save bandwidth all the time, you can turn on the "Conserve data usage" setting. If this setting is on, the Google+ Android app will always show lower quality images and never auto-play GIFs.
Use less data in the Google+ Android app
To use less data:
- Open the Android Google+ app .
- Tap Menu Settings.
- Next to "Conserve data usage," tap the toggle switch.
See the high-quality version of an image or play a GIF
To see a high-quality version of an image or to play a GIF, tap the image or GIF. It may take a moment to load.