The feature will be built into Android with a Play Services update and work on iOS through the Google app.
Next time you're about to fire off a tweet, you can instead decide to go live with just a couple of taps.
Such a move would only make sense if Apple plans to integrate some type of revenue-generating services into the platform.
Subscriptions and a larger Live element headline the social network's efforts to make content easier on the eyes.
With a 3D printer and a lot of trial and error, a clever developer has created the most unholy of smartphone alliances.
Transform those moving pictures into GIFs or movies that you can use to dazzle others with your adorable children and pets.
Android users will see support for the direct share feature, while the iPhone app now supports universal links for access to Hangouts from other apps.
Other parts of the new initiative are trying to build deeper links between online advertising and in-store purchases.
This ensures that your recent work is available for you even if you wander into one of those pesky Internet dead zones.
Articles, images, videos, and of course plenty of Google services are baked into the company's latest cross-platform service.
The nostalgic logo is out, with the new app icon embracing the trendy move to flat design and sharp colors.
The app is in a limited trial with Local Guides participants, but screenshots give us hints about what Google is working on.
Researchers from UC-Santa Barbara were able to reproduce the hack by creating thousands of ghost drivers to monitor the whereabouts of the target.
Members of Google's Local Guides program will be the first to get their hands on a test version.