Hangouts - free messaging, video, and voice
By Google, Inc.
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Hangouts is a messaging app that lets you send and receive messages, photos and more, and even start free video and voice calls — one-on-one or with a group!
• 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.
• 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 come with a charge.
What's New in Version 2.6.0
• Bug fixes & visual improvements.
Yes. It's just as you imagined video phone calls would happen like in back to the future, absolutely brilliant. If you're up on tech news, Google has plenty 'cinematic experiences' blending reality and other cool ways of communicating to come, but I am convinced for the time that this is the replacement to communicating with people. Would ,I've to see the ability to add those funny faces and features in the ioad and and mobile versions like the desktop version can. Also, simply calling someone, I've received feedback people don't always know you are trying to hang out with them if they are away from their computer, they seem to get an email notification quicker if they receive an email invite, could this be looked at closer? Maybe I need to dig deeper and see in my device setting if I can make incoming hangout calls vibrate and consistently have a noise so I am aware. Best part is it's free, and it brings people together. Keep up the good work Google. Landlines never reached this level of coolness by the U added features in over 100 years. Just goes to show the power of innovation, and what great heights reaching for the stars takes us to! Thank you.
Freezing, pausing, general frustration
BAM...that's what the newest version of Hangouts feels like after about 7 seconds when your text suddenly loads on the screen after the app has sat frozen since you launched it. That's really the only way to describe it - the app launches and let's you start to communicate for about 2 seconds (just long enough to select a conversation thread and begin to "hangout") before inexplicably freezing...then suddenly all your text that you had been typing while the app was frozen appears. It's like you are the fastest iOS typist in history and, as a result of typos, the angriest in history as well.
Is this a result of some latent Google-Apple argument? Perhaps a rogue Google coder? Perhaps Google is trolling everyone with the app name itself and they want you to "hang" out just like the app hangs? Perhaps some sort of incompatibility on my iDevice? Maybe. But I know that this bug started within the last 30 days - prior to that, it worked fine on both of my iDevices. Now the app is unusable on both despite repeated re-installs. Please, guys...someone help fix this.
Notifications and other updates
I would give this app a five stars but there is one thing that I noticed is wrong. Everytime I check my conversation it doesnt show whether the recipient has read or not the message I sent for them. Whether a group or personal message. I have been uninstalling and reinstalling the app for several times already, and i have been doing this for a while now. And see the difference. Before uninstalling the app, the recipient wont show if they read it or not but after reinstalling the app, it does show that they did and it is more updated. I also check using my laptop the hangouts and the reinstalled one is updated the same as the on in my laptop (b/c of google chrome). I hope you guys fix this issue b/c i dont want to keep on reinstalling the app just to see whats going on in my conversation list. Thank you.
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- Category: Social Networking
- Updated: Feb 09, 2015
- Version: 2.6.0
- Size: 29.6 MB
- Languages: English, Arabic, Catalan, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, En, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hu, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Ko, Latvian, Lithuanian, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
- Seller: Google, Inc.
- © Google Inc. 2014
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.