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[Video] Google+ Android App Now Supports Multi-Person Video Chat

Authored by: Steven Blum — Sep 21, 2011

Google+ is now officially open to all, even though it was previously not such a big problem to join the new network by invitation. Whether this will boost Google+'s numbers, I'm not sure, but there's no doubt Google's hoping the broad masses will now pour in.

I personally appreciate Google+'s rival Facebook – especially since it's undergone its own Google+ makeover and now comes with a winder range of sharing options – and I'm not sure Google+ will ever be able to approach Facebook's massive popularity. That said, I'm not sure this is absolutely necessary. Ultimately, Google+ caters to a different clinetele (especially to those who arbitrarily hate Facebook).

That said, Google+'s Android app is pretty fantastic, especially the feature that saves your photos to a cloud for easy sharing. The app just got a full makeover by the Google team, bringing a bunch of changes including...

  • Update: Bug fixes in mobile hangouts
  • Join hangouts from the mobile app
  • Set profile photo
  • Huddle is now Messenger
  • Send photos in Messenger
  • Reliability improvements in Messenger
  • Long press on posts in stream to +1, share and mute
  • Improved video playback support
  • Improved public search for people
  • Granular push notification settings
  • Move app to your SD card
  • Improved +mention support

Here's video of the new multi-person video chat feature in action:

Source: Mobile Burn

Steven Blum has written more than 2,000 blog posts as a founding member of AndroidPIT's English editorial team. A graduate of the University of Washington, Steven Blum also studied Journalism at George Washington University in Washington D.C. for two years. Since then, his writing has appeared in The Stranger, The Seattle P-I, Blackbook Magazine and Venture Villlage. He loves the HTC One and hopes the company behind it still exists in a few years.

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