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App of the Day: Google+ (iOS)

Messenger and Hangouts come to mobile
By Cameron Wilmot from Sep 24, 2011 @ 2:34 CDT

Our App of the Day today is Google+ for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad with iOS 4.0 or later.


Sure, Facebook has got all the attention of the web this week with all its announcements during its F8 Developer Conference, but Google+ is still kicking along.

This week it went live to the public and reportedly added 10 million new users in one day as a result. Google has recently updated its Google+ iOS app to version which adds Mobile Hangouts and Messenger (formerly Huddle).

Real-life sharing rethought for the web, wherever you are

Google+ for mobile makes sharing the right things with the right people a lot simpler.


* Circles let you share the right things with just the right people.

* Visit the stream to get updates from your circles or see what people are saying about things nearby.

* Messenger is super-fast group messaging for everyone in your circles.

* Mobile Hangouts allows you to video chat with up to 9 friends while you're on the go.

The latest version of the app includes the following changes:

What's New in Version

* Join Hangouts from the mobile app

* Huddle is now Messenger

* Send photos in Messenger

* +1 on comments

* Reliability improvements in Messenger

* Granular push notification settings

* Map view in profile for places you've lived

* Improved +mention support

* Share a post with individuals

* Improved public search for people

* Various bug and performance improvement

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