Google has updated Hangouts for iOS today with a handful of new features and what it says is an overall improved user experience. While iPhone and iPad users get the update today, Google says an Android version will arrive in the near future.
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You’ll notice some UI tweaks throughout, like a new menu button in the contact list and a button for quickly starting new conversations. In addition, chat bubbles get a refreshed look, as does the UI for video chat (pictured above). Also new is the ability to attach and send multiple photos at the same time.
Google notes that it’s given the app a brand new attachments UI, which provides users quick access to buttons for photo attachments, location sharing, and emoticons. The dialer has also been refreshed to create a better experience.
The updated Google Hangouts app, version 4.0.0, is available for iPhone and iPad now.
What’s New in Version 4.0.0
• Improved user experience. • New attachments UI. • Send multiple photos at once.