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This article was published on September 20, 2011

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

Google replaces Huddle with Messenger, throws photo-sharing into the mix
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Paul Sawers was a reporter with The Next Web in various roles from May 2011 to November 2014. Follow Paul on Twitter: @psawers or check h Paul Sawers was a reporter with The Next Web in various roles from May 2011 to November 2014. Follow Paul on Twitter: @psawers or check him out on Google+.

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:

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: