Google being Google, the changes aren't all that easy to understand, but the best place to start is with the new but also old instant messaging app: Google Chat.
Photos can be shared during conversations, which are automatically uploaded into a private Google+ album.
Webhooks works with other applications and makes their functions more efficient by providing real-time data in real-time.
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It also verifies whether the calling Bot has been granted access to call the API and has enabled the API in their project.
And it plans to let users send messages from email directly into Slack channels and vice versa.
Where another API requires polling to get data in real-time, Webhooks just provides the data as soon as it happens.
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