Google has made a series of new announcements regarding Google+, one of which is that it’s waving goodbye to Huddle and relaunching it as Messenger.

As Google+ exits private beta and enters, well, public beta, Messenger will also include new photo-sharing functionality. So users can now share images with their circles and show them exactly what’s happening where they are:

Messenger 500x266 Google replaces Huddle with Messenger, throws photo sharing into the mix

You can try the new Google+ app on Android now, and the mobile browser version is also available, whilst the new version for iOS will be out shortly.

Huddle – sorry, Messenger – lets users text groups of people or individuals in Google+ Mobile. When users receive a new message, Google+ sends a push notification to the user’s phone.

Here’s the original video for Huddle which outlines how it works: