Hangouts - free messaging, video, and voice
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 100 people.
• Say more with status messages, photos, maps, emoji, stickers, and animated GIFs.
• 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.
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 4.0.0
• Improved user experience.
• New attachments UI.
• Send multiple photos at once.
DEVELOPERS PLEASE READ!
Half of the screen turns grey when you scroll down after typing. This makes it hard to read the previous messages & half of the screen becomes useless. In addition to that, the typing bar is huge! which leaves you with 25-30% of useful screen. This needs to be fixed asap other wise the app is almost useless. The same thing happens after unlocking the phone directly to this app. But the grey bar appears at the bottom now. which means There is no way to type unless you exit. This is annoying. Also, why isn’t there a better way to add contacts? The google voice app was simpler but worked better. When the phone is locked & i get message notifications, it only shows the numbers & not the names. it is so difficult to tell who is texting unless i open the app. GVoice was much better at this. I do not mind the colors but Another thing that bothers me is that the type/attachment bar is HUGE, it does not need to be present that large all the time, & it does not allow to send mms like other apps! & one last thing I would add is to make available the option of adding a custom ringtone. IF these issues were fixed. I would likely give it 5 stars. For now, I am not using the app until next update. Hopefully things will be fixed.
It makes and received calls but I've been having some problems every time I hang up it takes a few seconds to completely hang up. Other times it won't show the hang up button so I have to turn off the app or my phone to get it off. And the voice is clear but at times it has a delay. But usually it works great and no doubt if you have a 4g speed phone service it'll probably work better.
Also it would be great if we were able to customize the ringtone
After new update many people have complaint about the ui but to me it's fine. I don't mind the dark green. If you guys add the ability to change themes so people can get the look they want, it would be great. Also the delay there is when I am talking to a person is getting annoying. How can this be fixed so I can talk normal without having to wait a few seconds after is say something for me to answer back? Oh and also would be great if there was the ability to erase a conversation by swiping to the side without needing to go in the conversation first. Fix all this and I'll give you 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
It’s apparently still none of my business whether any of my contacts are online. There’s “last seen,” but it appears not to be reliable, and makes it impossible to tell the difference between someone who’s online, and someone who’s never turned that option on (because they don’t like it, or because they haven’t been on Hangouts since it was implemented). They’ve got a little black and white badge in the upper right hand corner of the user icons that could’ve been used for an online status dot, but the badge appears to mean “someone they’d like me to use hangouts with,” which is everyone on my roster, and anyone who comes up in any sort of search, besides. It’s totally useless.
Sure, it does voice and video calls; so what? I’ve got lots of ways to do that, and all of those give me some indication as to whether the person on the other end will receive my message in a timely fashion. Tossing a message off into the wild blue yonder without even knowing whether it’ll reach the other person is the domain of SMS. Technology moved beyond SMS nearly twenty years ago.
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- Category: Social Networking
- Updated: Jun 29, 2015
- Version: 4.0.0
- Size: 40.4 MB
- Languages: English, Arabic, Bokmål, Norwegian, Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
- Seller: Google, Inc.
- © Google Inc. 2015
Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus.