Google Hangouts and Earth Updated for iOS
Google has pushed out updates to both its Hangouts and Google Earth applications for iOS devices. The new version of Hangouts lets users send and click on links embedded in messages, as well as invite people to Hangouts via SMS. It also adds in-app notification sounds. Google Earth for iOS (pictured) now adds Street View, which lets users explore locations from a ground-level perspective. Earth also adds improves 3D directions and search, and a new navigation panel to make using the app easier. Both Google Hangouts and Google Earth for iOS are free to download from the iTunes App Store.
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 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 Earth VR Gains Search Tool
Along with the new Google Earth mobile app for Android devices and Chrome desktop browsers, Google today updated Google Earth VR for Android. Moving forward, people can type addresses or locations in Google Earth VR and they'll be whisked away to any location on the globe.
Google Wholly Revamps Google Earth for Desktop and Mobile
Google today released a brand new version of Google Earth that it has spent two years crafting. This revised Google Earth is all about giving people more ways to view things thanks to changing perspectives, new zooming behaviors, and, of course, plenty of ways to share.