Google was on an update spree yesterday. The company released updates for several of its Android apps, we will be talking about the important ones in this article, which are Gmail, Google Search, YouTube and Hangouts.
Starting with Hangouts first, the updated Hangouts app finally shows who is online, which was surprisingly absent from earlier versions of the app. You can check out full change-log below.
- You can finally see who is on Hangouts! When you start a new Hangout, green icons show who’s on, and gray shows who’s not.
- Contacts are now organized by People you Hangout with, Suggested People, and Other Contacts.
- Long press contacts in the New Hangout screen to hide them.
- Invites are now above your conversations so they’re easier to find.
- Pinch-to-zoom photos!
Coming to Gmail app update, this update brings card like UI for conversations on Android. The updated app now also highlights selected mails with checkmarks and notifies you in case your account sync is turned off.
“Starting today, Gmail for Android is getting a new, cleaner design for its conversation view. The update also includes a number of additional design tweaks such as checkmarks for multiple message selection so you can easily see what messages you are about to move, archive or delete,” Gmail team noted on Google+.
Lastly, YouTube and Google Search app have also been updated but nothing is known about the changes at this point. It might not be anything major but we are keeping an eye out.
All four updates are being released in stages, so they might take a few days to appear on your Android devices.