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Google's Hangouts App For iOS Receives First Ever Update

Google's Hangouts App For iOS Receives First Ever Update

June 27, 2013
Hangouts, the official iOS app of the Google+ feature of the same name, has just received its first update. Hangouts for iOS lets you in on the action of using Google+ Hangouts right from your iDevice. It allows you to engage in one-to-one and group conversations with anyone in your Google+ circles through instant messaging and video chat. The app has been issued its first update to address some of the top requests of users with the following enhancements:
  • Support for sending and clicking on links
  • Invite friends to Hangouts via SMS
  • In-app sounds when you receive a message
  • Improvements to badge count behavior
  • Addressed network connection bar weirdness
  • Bug fixes
Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad running iOS 6.0, the new version of Hangouts is available now in the App Store for free. Hangouts was launched by Google as a standalone app during the company's I/O conference last month. A couple of weeks after the app's release, Hangouts support was removed from Google+ for iOS. While the Google+ app still has a Hangouts option, tapping this option only opens a screen that includes a link to download the Hangouts app. [gallery link="file" order="DESC"]

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