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Google Hangouts app gets video messages, animated stickers, more

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Google Hangouts

Google has released an updated version of its Google Hangouts iOS app, fully optimizing it for iOS 7 and for iPad. The update comes with a new loading screen and menus, new interface, and new typography.

One of the nice features of  the updated app is the ability to attach a map with your current location to your conversation. Google is also bringing in new animated stickers, a feature which many other competing mobile messaging services already have.

Additionally, the updated Google Hangouts iOS now also lets you record and send video messages. These, however, are limited to 10 seconds each. It might not be enough for some, but for those who want to leave short messages to their contacts, that 10 second video is good enough.

For iPad users, you’ll be glad to know the updated Google Hangouts now has a two-pane view and comes with picture-in-picture video calling feature.

The Google Hangouts iOS app is available now as a free download from the iTunes App Store.

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