Google+ iOS App Updated to Include Hangouts, Messenger
Google has provided an update to the iOS version of its Google+ application. The new version brings with it many of the improvements recently added to the Android version, including support for video-based Hangouts; the renamed Messenger; improved +mentions support; and the ability to +1 comments that have been made on posts. With the latest version of Google+, users can set customize notifications, share photos within the group messaging feature, and share posts with a single user. The updated Google+ application is a free download from the App Store.
Facebook Messenger Adds Video Clip Feature
Facebook has pushed out an update to its Messenger application for both Android and iOS and added several new features. The most significant new feature is the ability to record and send 15-second video clips to other Facebook users from within the app itself.
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 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.
Android Messenger Updated with GIF Support
Google today pushed out a minor update to its Messenger application for Android phones. The primary new feature included in the update is support for GIFs, which can be used to liven up conversations.