Google to Remove Messenger From Google+ Apps
Google's Vic Gundotra has announced that the company is removing Messenger from its Google+ apps in favor of Hangouts.
Now that Hangouts provides messaging and video calls across Android, iOS and the web, we’re removing Messenger from the Google+ mobile apps (first on Android, then on iOS). Later today you'll be able to download all of your Messenger conversations (including text and photos) from Google Takeout.
You can still download Google+ from the App Store from here. The Hangouts app can be download here.