Google+ for Android Improves Hangouts
Google today offered an update to the Google+ application for the Android platform that makes several improvements to the Hangouts feature. Teens can now create and join Hangouts from their mobile devices, all users can join Hangouts on Air from their move device, and the refreshed app also adds a shortcut for creating posts. The update is free and can be downloaded from the Google Play Store starting today.
Hangouts for Android Adds Video Messages, Improves Invites
Google updated its Hangouts app for Android devices this week with a handful of new features. First and foremost, the app now allows Android owners to record and share video messages — a feature that's been in the iOS version of Hangouts for two years.
Google Hangouts Improves Contact Design
Google this week updated its Hangouts app for Android devices and made a few performance tweaks along the way. Going forward, Google says it should be easier to find the right contacts quickly thanks to a reshuffled contacts user interface.
Google Hangouts for iOS Updated with Material Design
Google has refreshed its Hangouts app for the iOS platform and given the messaging service a new look and feel. The app now makes use of Google's Material Design and gains a new quick compose button for starting conversations.
Google Hits Refresh Button on Hangouts for Android
Google today pushed out a significant update to its Hangouts messaging application for Android devices that puts it inline with the iOS app. Google overhauled Hangouts' visual appearance with material design, and improved how the app feels thanks to more fluid transitions, and better touch response.
Google Tweaks Hangouts to Help Find Latest Messages
Google has updated Hangouts on the web and on mobile devices with a new user interface for finding the newest messages. Moving forward, Hangouts users will see a "Jump to Last Read" button that will take them to the last unread message in their chat.
"I'm a little disappointed to see Google trying to follow in the steps of Facebook and Twitter"
Some may say "Well duh, that's not unheard of" - but what I mean to say, is it's like all of a sudden someone from the top demanded Google+ gain members - and this looks to be their solution to that.
I, for one, am sick of social media and being connected to everything. I'm a little disappointed to see Google trying to follow in the steps of Facebook and Twitter.