Google+ for Android v1.0.7 update brings Hangout and lots of new features

Google+ for Android has got a major update to version 1.0.7, that brings the Hangout to the Android phones (Android 2.3+ and front-facing camera) that lets you join a hangout on the Google+ stream. Huddle is now renamed as Messenger. This also brings move to SD card support and lots of improvements.

New Features in Google+ v1.0.7 for Android

  • Join hangouts from the mobile app just by entering into an active hangout in your stream
  • Set profile photo from the app just by clicking edit on your profile
  • Share photos in Messenger
  • Long press on posts in stream to +1, share and mute
  • Improvements in the video playback and public search for people
  • More options in the push notification settings for posts, mentions and photos
  • Move app to your SD card

This version also brings Reliability improvements in Messenger and improvements in +mention support. Other than these, US and Indian users can now post to Google+, receive notifications, and respond to group messages via SMS just by verifying the mobile number in the Google+ settings.

Download the Google+ for Android from the Android Market (Android 2.1 and up) for free. Hangout feature for Google+ app for iPhone would be available soon.

Update: The Hangout feature and photo sharing option in Messenger for Google+ for iPhone is now available in the latest update (v Download it from the Apple iTunes Store (iOS 4.0 or later).


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