Google updated Hangouts for iOS, overhauling the app with a new, flat design that mirrors the look and feel of iOS 7. Hangouts is a messaging app that ties into your Google account and allows you to send and receive messages, photos, videos and animated stickers with other Google users.
Besides a new iOS 7 design, Hangouts is now optimized for the iPad with picture-in-picture video calling that takes advantage of extra screen real estate of the iPad. Other new features allow you to share a map of your current location and record video messages up to 10 seconds long that can be sent to other users.
This update brings Hangouts to version 2.0.0 and follows a minor bug fix release that was rolled out in November of last year. The full list of changes in the latest version of Hangouts includes:
- Fully-optimized for the iPad, including picture-in-picture video calling
- Animated stickers that help you share exactly how you’re feeling
- Record and send video messages up to 10 seconds long
- Send a map of your current location
- Optimized for iOS 7
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