Google+ for iOS Update Replaces Messenger with Hangouts, Adds Google Drive Support

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    Google 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.

    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.
    Google+ for iOS can be downloaded from the App Store for free. [Direct Link]

    Article Link: Google+ for iOS Update Replaces Messenger with Hangouts, Adds Google Drive Support
     
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    Cool
     
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    Does the new version support G+ location sharing like the Android version?
     
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    Google + it feels like it should be awesome but...it's not
     
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    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.
     
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    Overall, I like the feel of Google+ and the G+ apps, but no one I know uses them to any meaningful degree.
     
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    It is awesome, but unfortunately no one else I know uses it.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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+.
     
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    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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    Google Takeout is only exporting Hangouts chats

    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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+.
     
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    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.
     
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    I never said that...

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    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.
     
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    Unfortunately it does not. *Siiigh* I'll never get to the moon.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    just like Apple then? Think back to how many products and services Apple has closed.

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

    Sounds like you're mistaken about who actually are Google's customers...
     
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    Yeah, Mr. Internet Lawyer, let's make a law against talking about the law. You sure know about the constitutionality of free speech.
     
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    If you want no one to read your posts, publish it on Google+ :) lol...
     
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    What does free speech have to do with anything? The fact was, that is not what the Google lawyers said.
     

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