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MacRumors
Aug 16, 2013, 08:10 PM
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http://images.macrumors.com/article-new/2013/05/googleplus.jpgGoogle has updated its Google+ iOS app to version 4.5, adding integration with Google Drive to allow Google+ users to view, edit, and share images. The update also includes the removal of support for Messenger, which has been replaced with the Hangouts app (http://www.macrumors.com/2013/05/15/google-unifies-cross-platform-messaging-services-with-hangouts/).

Hangouts can now be initiated via profile pages, and old Messenger conversations can be accessed using Google's Takeout service. Google Apps domain support is also bundled into the update.- View, edit, and share photos stored in Google Drive

- Google Apps domain support: restrict posts to the domain, domain icons to identify members

- Hangouts app replaces Messenger for messaging and video calls. Visit Google Takeout to download your Messenger dataGoogle+ (http://appshopper.com/social-networking/google-2) for iOS can be downloaded from the App Store for free. [Direct Link (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/google+/id447119634?mt=8)]

Article Link: Google+ for iOS Update Replaces Messenger with Hangouts, Adds Google Drive Support (http://www.macrumors.com/2013/08/16/google-for-ios-update-replaces-messenger-with-hangouts-adds-google-drive-support/)



ric275
Aug 16, 2013, 08:12 PM
Cool

strausd
Aug 16, 2013, 08:23 PM
Does the new version support G+ location sharing like the Android version?

iLilana
Aug 16, 2013, 08:25 PM
Google + it feels like it should be awesome but...it's not

Terrin
Aug 16, 2013, 08:39 PM
Is this by the same Google that recently told a court it's users have no reasonable expectation of privacy in regards to their gmail accounts? According to Google it is OK for it to view users email. No thanks.

iMerik
Aug 16, 2013, 09:58 PM
Google + it feels like it should be awesome but...it's not
Overall, I like the feel of Google+ and the G+ apps, but no one I know uses them to any meaningful degree.

Eminemdrdre00
Aug 16, 2013, 10:01 PM
Google + it feels like it should be awesome but...it's not

It is awesome, but unfortunately no one else I know uses it.

bozzykid
Aug 16, 2013, 11:28 PM
Is this by the same Google that recently told a court it's users have no reasonable expectation of privacy in regards to their gmail accounts?

Apparently not since that is not what they said. It's too bad people with no real knowledge are allowed to write articles about law.

donutbagel
Aug 17, 2013, 01:56 AM
Hangouts are nice, but I can't stand Google+. I got an account early and thought it would be cool, but it was disappointing. Worse than Facebook except that Google also shoves it down your throat if you use YouTube. I would have no problem with it if it was totally optional and separate.

roadbloc
Aug 17, 2013, 02:37 AM
Do we really need another Facebook, Google? You had the oppitunity to build a social network around videos with the power of YouTube. But no. You wanted a slice of the Facebook action. And now nobody gives a **** about G+.

djgamble
Aug 17, 2013, 04:22 AM
Google + it feels like it should be awesome but...it's not

Google+ is to Facebook what Android is to iOS... a direct copy with "Google" in front of it.

Google = the boring, copying, evil, monopoly of this day. Avoid it like the plague.

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[QUOTE=donutbagel;17746982]Hangouts are nice, but I can't stand Google+. I got an account early and thought it would be cool, but it was disappointing.QUOTE]

LOL don't tell me... "beta?"

I got in with Gmail nice and early, to realise it's just a copy of *insert known webmail service... let's say hotmail.*

During those days Google was just a free search engine so seemed new and oozing with potential.

Now they have billions of dollars from scraping user data/advertising/significantly changing the once profitable adsense conditions. When ~$500 adsense cheques turned into ~$00.05 adsense cheques and adwords started charging tenfold, I smelled the cheese.

Google _______ is Google's second rate copy of a known commercial product. All paid for by ads/user privacy/user data.

Their one good product is their search engine. Why did they have to take over the world?

Tamagotchi
Aug 17, 2013, 05:46 AM
Google+ is to Facebook what Android is to iOS... a direct copy with "Google" in front of it.

Google = the boring, copying, evil, monopoly of this day. Avoid it like the plague.

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[QUOTE=donutbagel;17746982]Hangouts are nice, but I can't stand Google+. I got an account early and thought it would be cool, but it was disappointing.QUOTE]

LOL don't tell me... "beta?"

I got in with Gmail nice and early, to realise it's just a copy of *insert known webmail service... let's say hotmail.*

During those days Google was just a free search engine so seemed new and oozing with potential.

Now they have billions of dollars from scraping user data/advertising/significantly changing the once profitable adsense conditions. When ~$500 adsense cheques turned into ~$00.05 adsense cheques and adwords started charging tenfold, I smelled the cheese.

Google _______ is Google's second rate copy of a known commercial product. All paid for by ads/user privacy/user data.

Their one good product is their search engine. Why did they have to take over the world?

You have no idea what you are talking about, and sadly your arguments are so immature and silly you cannot be taken seriously. I do not know how old you are, but it gives the impression this was written by a 12 year old fanboy.

verdi1987
Aug 17, 2013, 06:38 AM
When I use Google Takeout to export my Hangouts data (there is no separate option for the old pre-Hangouts chats), it only gives me the messages logged after the conversion to Hangouts on May 15.

Terrin
Aug 17, 2013, 07:08 AM
Their one good product is their search engine. Why did they have to take over the world?

That is debatable. Google's claim to fame was it placed advertising off to the side and did not let it interfere with search results like everybody else did. Now Google does the same thing.

ValSalva
Aug 17, 2013, 07:50 AM
Do we really need another Facebook, Google? You had the oppitunity to build a social network around videos with the power of YouTube. But no. You wanted a slice of the Facebook action. And now nobody gives a **** about G+.

But if you want your business to exist on Google searches, and it isn't big enough to fork over huge amounts to buy keywords, it has to have a G+ presence. That's one way Google artificially props up G+.

JTravers
Aug 17, 2013, 11:58 AM
I just want the app to auto-upload photos at their original size like the Android app is able to. Not included in this update, though.

donutbagel
Aug 17, 2013, 12:04 PM
That is debatable. Google's claim to fame was it placed advertising off to the side and did not let it interfere with search results like everybody else did. Now Google does the same thing.

I never said that...

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And now nobody gives a **** about G+.

Actually, if you look at some YouTubers who voice their opinions, they give a lot of **** about G+. That is, they hate it and hate Google because of it. Luckily, I figured out how to keep it off my channel.

mactumors
Aug 17, 2013, 02:35 PM
Does the new version support G+ location sharing like the Android version?

Unfortunately it does not. *Siiigh* I'll never get to the moon.

Northgrove
Aug 17, 2013, 02:44 PM
It is awesome, but unfortunately no one else I know uses it.

I think the best way to use G+ is not to use it like Facebook, but like Twitter. Use it like an "interest network" where you follow people that share your interests. I.e. use G+ to build a social network rather than to move an existing one to it.

karlth
Aug 17, 2013, 04:19 PM
Again and again Google has shown it has no loyalty when it comes to its customer base. They close products left right and center and leave the users hanging (Latitude users are the latest casulty). Why on earth should I join their newest offspring only to be cut off when Google feel like it?

Scr*ew them.

kevinof
Aug 18, 2013, 09:03 AM
just like Apple then? Think back to how many products and services Apple has closed.

Again and again Google has shown it has no loyalty when it comes to its customer base. They close products left right and center and leave the users hanging (Latitude users are the latest casulty). Why on earth should I join their newest offspring only to be cut off when Google feel like it?

Scr*ew them.

Lennholm
Aug 18, 2013, 10:11 AM
That is debatable. Google's claim to fame was it placed advertising off to the side and did not let it interfere with search results like everybody else did. Now Google does the same thing.

Google's claim to fame was that they have a superior search algorithm.

Again and again Google has shown it has no loyalty when it comes to its customer base. They close products left right and center and leave the users hanging (Latitude users are the latest casulty). Why on earth should I join their newest offspring only to be cut off when Google feel like it?

Scr*ew them.

Sounds like you're mistaken about who actually are Google's customers...

Zyphras
Aug 18, 2013, 10:26 AM
Apparently not since that is not what they said. It's too bad people with no real knowledge are allowed to write articles about law.

Yeah, Mr. Internet Lawyer, let's make a law against talking about the law. You sure know about the constitutionality of free speech.

Supertecnoboff
Aug 19, 2013, 09:54 AM
If you want no one to read your posts, publish it on Google+ :) lol...

bozzykid
Aug 20, 2013, 05:32 PM
Yeah, Mr. Internet Lawyer, let's make a law against talking about the law. You sure know about the constitutionality of free speech.

What does free speech have to do with anything? The fact was, that is not what the Google lawyers said.