By Google, Inc.
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Use Hangouts to keep in touch. Message friends, start free video or voice calls, and hop on a conversation with one person or a group. Say more with photos, stickers, and emoji.
• Include all your friends with group chats for up to 150 people.
• Say more with status messages, photos, emoji, stickers, and animated GIFs.
• Easily share your current location to any conversation with Maps integration.
• Turn any conversation into a free group video call with up to 10 friends.
• Call any phone number in the world (and all calls to other Hangouts users are free!).
• Connect your Google Voice account for phone number, SMS, and voicemail integration.
• Keep in touch with friends across all your devices.
• Message friends anytime, even if they're offline.
• Manage mobile app remotely with Google Cloud.
Note: Mobile carrier and ISP charges may apply. Calls to Hangouts users are free, but other calls might be charged.
What's New in Version 17.0.0
• Performance improvements and bug fixes
lots of potential with little improvement over the last 2 years
I can see this app becoming my soul communications app with my friends and family through text messaging and calls. Already, I use this along with my Gmail and it works great! There are just a few major bugs that need to be worked out before I can start recommending this as a full solution. First, lots of calls get dropped when people call with their phone. This makes it almost useless as a professional level app for calls. This app also starts lagging after while. But most frustrating of all, there is no way to add phone numbers to your contacts and it does not import your contacts list from your phone. This is a problem that has always been there and even though it has been requested many times, there seems to be a little motivation for the developers to fix it. I applied to google team for getting a minimum viable product to market, but now, it needs to be polished into something that's actually amazing! There's just a few things here and there that could really be changed and that would make this app 1 million times better. Please google,, Don't stop development on this fantastic app! That's the only reason for the low rating, is the lack of development and progress that I've seen over the last year of using Google hangouts full-time.
I really really needed a legit texting app and hangouts was perfect for me! There was a lot of people I needed to text but was not able to text,call,video chat, Etc. because I have an apple and they have a different brand. Hangouts I fell in love with and it had no ads just had to put in my email which was amazing! But then it kept crashing and crashing and then it updated and it stopped crashing well then it wouldn't let me log in to my google acct. (My gmail) and I was unable to text those people for a while, then it stopped notifying me when somebody called or messaged me and I lost a lot of important info and things because it didn't notify me, I didn't know somebody messaged me until I went into hangouts to text them something. Currently it is not letting me log into my gmail account at first until I delete hangouts and reinstall, and my number one issue is that it WILL NOT notify me and I've missed out on a lot of things because of this. On the other hand it is the absolute best texting, voice, calling app ever because it's made by google so I know it's legit, it doesn't have ANY ads, and lets me(when it works) get messages to people with a different brand which makes me happy so that's why I gave 2 stars because I love it and it's amazing but I could love it a lot more if I didn't miss out on things because of it and it would let me into my account.
I totally agree with last review in regards to contacts. We should get local contacts not public people! In certain occasions it doesn't find my contacts, app stops me from sending text messages, or only gives me an option to archive a conversation and not delete or block the text or call. Is there anyway to just make thing a lot more simpler than going thru several steps? The app is great! It's important for me to have for privacy, but if I'm also part of the public contacts I find it useless. Also, in 1 emergency i encounter, I couldn't even get thru my family for help thru the phone on WiFi, my cell was broken. This app is perfect, just needs a little help in making it more accessible and simple - ability to do what you need to do quick and easy, without trying to look for it. I have had to re-install more than once to fix issues and missed important urgent phone calls.
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- Category: Social Networking
- Updated: Jun 27, 2017
- Version: 17.0.0
- Size: 94.6 MB
- Languages: English, Arabic, Catalan, Chinese (Hong Kong), Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
- Seller: Google, Inc.
- © Google Inc. 2016
Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.