Beautiful Google+ app now available for iPad

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Google’s gorgeous new iPad app for its Google+ social network is now live in the App Store, the company announced today on its blog.

The company introduced the app for iPad at its recent I/O conference. And it’s a wonderful-looking application that shames Facebook’s mobile app design. While Google+ the network is much less exciting than Facebook, it’s easy to see Google is at least owning on the design front.

One of the best features for the app (and Google+ as a whole) is undoubtedly the video “Hangouts,” which go well with the iPad’s design. The company writes:

There’s nothing like catching up with friends face to face. Now you can start a video chat with up to nine friends anywhere, anytime, with Hangouts on iPhone and iPad. Turn on ringing notifications so your friends know to join the Hangout.

To get started, tap “Hangout” from the main menu, add some friends, and tap “Start.” We’ll ring their phones, if you want, and if someone misses the hangout, they can ring you back with a single tap.

Take a look at Google+ for iPad photo below to get an idea of what a video Hangout looks like.

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