Any avid reader of this site knows I am a bit obsessed with animated GIFs, so when Kate Cushing, a product manager at Google for Google+ announced on, ummmm, Google+ that the iOS Hangouts app now supports animated GIFs, I took notice.
I rarely use Google+ on my iPhone, I do use it on Google Glass. But who knows, maybe I'll use it more. The new features include many of the Android features and a bit more, including:
- See which of your friends is using Hangouts, and who can be reached right now
- Call phone numbers from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch (free to the US and Canada)
- Make and receive calls using your Google Voice number
- Send and receive animated GIFs that play inline
- Hangouts will temporarily turn down your music (instead of stopping it) when you receive an incoming message
Here is how the animated GIF looks like in the iOS app:
Forum discussion at Google+.