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February 28, 2014

Google Hangouts for iOS updated with iOS 7 design


Google have been rolling out updates to iOS but, one for me, that stands out is Google Hangouts. The update brings the app version number 2.0.0 and is the first update for the app since  November’13.
The update adds a plethora of features and design tweaks, most notably of which is an iOS 7 optimized interface. There are isn’t many changes, and there’s no need to be as  everything definitely has the iOS 7 look and feel to it. Menus and buttons are now totally “flat” and much cleaner overall. The iPad app has also gotten some major tweaks, including picture-in-picture video calling. The app also now supports the ability to send video messages up to 10 seconds long, ala Snapchat.

The full changelog is below:

  • 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

The update is now live on the appstore, link below. If you are already using Hangouts then go to appstore and updates.



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Dave Thornton

Senior Editor

Senior Editor
Been involved in technology for many years, more than I care to remember. Live in Dundee, Scotland. I like Android, Windows Phone OS, BlackBerry OS and iOS, and love writing about all things techie. Currently have a Honor 6+, Elephone P6000, Nexus 5, Chrombook C720, HTC One M7, Nokia Lumina 625, Microsoft Lumia 435, Blackberry Q10, HTC Hero and iPad mini