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Expert's Review

"Let's hangout!"

Reviewed by / May 20, 2013

Talk to your friends and change your status if you don't wish to be bothered

Hangouts, which replaces Google Talk is an application from Google that allows you to chat and video message your Google contacts. The interface is very easy to use and pretty simple in design, which makes it kind of serious.

In order to use it, you just need to select the contact you want to talk to and begin a conversation: you don't need your friends to be connected, they'll just receive the message later. And don't forget you can also create group chats, see when people are typing and whenever they've seen your message.

You can use Hangouts in the computer and your mobile device, changing your status whenever you're busy or don't want to talk to anybody.

Google Inc. is the developer of Hangouts, an application that allows you to message your contacts and friends easily and quickly. However, there are better options right now in the market and the interface is not that impressive.

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Developer's original description available here
Hangouts brings one-on-one and group conversations to life with photos, emoji, and video calls for free. Connect with friends across computers, Android and Apple devices. Brought to you by Google+.

● Say more with photos, emoji, and animated GIFs.
● See when people are together in Hangouts, when they’re typing, or whether they’ve seen your message.
● Send and receive text messages (SMS/MMS) with Hangouts. Switch between SMS and Hangouts when messaging a friend. You can also do group MMS conversations.
● Turn any conversation into a video call with up to 10 friends.
● Message friends anytime, even if they're not connected right now.
● Use Hangouts on computers, Android and Apple devices.

More Hangouts awesomeness:
● Hangouts stay in sync across devices so you can start or continue them anywhere.
● Choose from hundreds of emoji to help you make your point.
● See what you talked about in the past, including shared photos and your video call history.
● Get notifications just once. Once you see an alert, you won’t see repeats on your computer or other Android devices.
● View collections of photos shared from each of your Hangouts.
● Snooze notifications at times when you’d prefer to be undisturbed by alerts.
● Quickly share a location with your friends.

● Unlike Google Talk, Hangouts does not support "invisible" status.

Recently changed in this version

● More fixes for sending/receiving MMS
● Fixed a bug that prevented some from sending SMS longer than 160 characters

● SMS & MMS (Android 4.0+): Send/receive text messages with Hangouts! Import your existing messages, quickly switch between SMS & Hangouts, & start group conversations
● Send animated GIFs
● Share a location
● Status: share what device you're on, if you're on a call, or your mood

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Comments and ratings for Hangouts
  • (59)

    by Sminkal Kacha on 24/04/2014

    Removes functionality from gTalk. Not as good as FB messenger, for example you cannot send voice notes. The SMS integration is flawed. If your Google Voice and Cellular numbers are different, it gives an error...

  • (59)

    by James Shank on 24/04/2014

    It just takes up space on my Galaxy Note's internal memory.

  • (59)

    by Jesse Tavares on 24/04/2014

    Looks great and operates pretty good. Recently I've had problems with friends saying there getting messages late from sms. Plz add pop up notifications, would make it easier and better.

  • (59)

    by Keith Wilson on 24/04/2014

    Love the newest update. Keep on improving!

  • (59)

    by manoj alle on 24/04/2014

    Problem is with sms it's showing sms as unreded but already it's read ones

  • (59)

    by Gifty Warval on 24/04/2014


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    by Kevin Cafferty on 24/04/2014

    Love it.