Google+ for Android Gains Hangouts Video Chat

Google announced a number of important changes to the Google+ social network service. The most important is that Google+ is now open to everyone. An invitation is not necessary to join the service. There were also two big changes for the Google+ mobile experience.

Google+: 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 107…

First, Huddle was renamed to the more generic Messenger. Huddle is a mobile-only Google+ aspect available in the Android and iPhone Google+ apps. It provides a group messaging service. Second, the Google+ Hangouts group video chat feature is now available for Android phones which have a front-facing camera and runs Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) or newer. The Google+ for Android 1.0.7 update reflects these changes. Android phones without a front-facing camera cannot join a Hangout.

Google+ for Android (Android Market)

Related Stories
Mediabistro Course

Content Marketing 101

Content Marketing 101Almost 60% of businesses use some form of content marketing. Starting December 8, get hands-on content marketing training in our online boot camp! Through an interactive series of webcasts, content and marketing experts will teach you how to create, distribute, and measure the success of your brand's content! Sign-up before November 10 to get $50 OFF with early bird pricing. Register now!