App news you can use: Facebook, Google Maps and more!

We know you love your smartphones and wait eagerly for updates filled with new features to come to your devices. Here’s a round-up of a few app updates


We know you love your smartphones and wait eagerly for updates filled with new features to come to your devices. Here’s a round-up of a few app updates that you can use on your Android and iOS devices:

Facebook Beta update for Home
If you’re on the Beta group of testers for Android, you’re going to love this update. The Messenger is getting the ability to send and receive animated stickers for categories like Pusheen, Beast and Anooki. If you’re using Facebook Home, you will now be able to control music right from the lockscreen. There’s also a bunch of bug fixes for the app too. You can learn how to join the beta group for Facebook here.

App news you can use: Facebook, Google Maps and more!

Pusheen gets animated but Psy not included!

 

Google Maps for Android
The measurement scale bar is back! For those of you fretting about the bar’s disappearance since the redesign, Google has heard you and reintroduced the bar to measure distance. The only catch is that there are no settings to manage the appearance or disappearance of the bar, points out Android Central. Of course, bug fixes come along with the update too. Get your hands on the Maps for Android update from the Google Play Store.

Measurement scale is back!

Measurement scale is back!

 

Google+ for iOS
Google rolled out a massive new update for Google+ on the Android platform earlier this week. It integrated image sharing from Drive, as well as features like support for Google Apps for Business and switching between multiple accounts faster. Now Google is rolling out one major update, as promised, to the iOS app as well – Hangouts are now replacing Messenger within the application. You will be able to use Hangouts on your iPhones and iPads while using Google+. Also added is the ability to access photos and videos from Google Drive. If you would like to save your Messenger conversations, you can head on to Google Takeout and save them. Download Google+ for iOS from the App Store and get chatty.

Rolling out features equally on Android and iOS

Rolling out features equally on Android and iOS

 

Path throws up big numbers
Private social networking application Path’s CEO Dave Morin took to Twitter to reveal that the app is being opened more than a billion times a month! The numbers are impressive considering the fact that it is a private social network that allows you to share moments only with a limited amount of friends. The app that claims 12 million users has struggled against many privacy woes to get here. Download Path for Android from the Google Play Store and Path for iOS from the App Store.

Opened one million times a month

Opened one million times a month

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