Use Hangouts to keep in touch. Message friends, start free video or voice calls, and join 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.
• Message notifications on your desktop (via MacOS notification centre)
• 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!).
• Keep in touch with friends across all your devices.
• Message friends at any time, even if they're offline.
It’s Clean, Simple & Amazing!!
Ratings and Reviews
Overall, this app is fulfilling my needs for a stand alone Hangouts experience independent of Chrome. There a couple of notable issues that prevent a better review.
(1) Whenever I receive a new message, ALL message windows (even those with older conversations) pop up. I archived all messages, still happening.
(2) I paid $0.99 for “exta settings” out of good faith to support app development, however, no where did it explain what those extra settings actually were. Not worth the extra money, in my opinion.
(3) Unread badge doesn’t appear to be working for me.
(4) Notification in notification center doesn’t distinguish conversations. All are labeled “Messenger” with no discrimination between senders.
Too many glitches
Messages sit in sending mode and are never received on the other end. I cannot open a recent conversation. Instead, I have to choose New Convesation and pick from my list. Even then, a chat window doesn’t always open. Have to close out of app and reopen. I have a freshly installed OS so it should work just fine. Not worth the $$.
I wish I had read the reviews before the impulse purchase, as everyone else has mentioned - once you download it doesn’t work. It has a blank window so it makes it impossible to chat. Epic FAILURE. Don’t download or waste your money. Looking into other options and/or chrome extension is a better choice
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.