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This article was published on January 6, 2015


Google updates Hangouts on iOS with location sharing, status messages and new stickers

Google updates Hangouts on iOS with location sharing, status messages and new stickers
Abhimanyu Ghoshal
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Google has just updated its instant messaging app Hangouts on iOS with a bunch of new features.

Version 2.5 brings one-tap location sharing along with suggestions, new sticker packs, status updates like we had back in the good ol’ days of IMing, the ability to search for contacts by phone numbers and access to SMS and voicemail from your Google Voice account.

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Additionally, voice call performance has been improved and a few bugs have been squashed.

This follows the Android app update from last month that introduced a similar feature set. The new features are available on iOS now.

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