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Expert's Review

"Let's Hangout!"

Reviewed by / Aug 08, 2014

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.

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.

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Developer's original description available here
Hangouts is a communications 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!

● Send and receive both Hangouts and text messages (SMS/MMS) and easily switch between message types.
● Include all your friends with group chats for up to 100 people.
● Say more with photos, maps, emoji, and animated GIFs.
● Turn any conversation into a free group video call with up to 10 friends.
● Make phone calls (and all calls to other Hangouts users are free!).
● Connect with friends across Android, iOS, and web, and sync chats across all your devices.
● Message friends anytime, even if they're offline.

Notes: Mobile carrier and ISP charges may apply. Calls to Hangouts users are free, but other calls might come with a charge.  View our calling rates at

Recently changed in this version

● Bug fixes and stability release.

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Comments and ratings for Hangouts
  • (69)

    by Dave Rayner on 26/11/2014

    Can't even send vids

  • (69)

    by Mike Walker on 26/11/2014

    Can't receive mms picture messages.

  • (69)

    by David Lowe on 25/11/2014

    Anything & everything lags like crazy. Uses a lot of RAM. Seems like if hangouts wasn't trying to do so much stuff and would just be an app for MESSAGING and drop all the other crap it might run pretty decent. Cut the fat and just do messages, make the other "features" add-ons / plugins that are optional for each user. Do this and I'll give 5 stars.

  • (69)

    by Jock Farrington on 25/11/2014

    Can't start a group hang out anymore. Option to add more people doesn't show. Nexus 4

  • (69)

    by Jedadiah Ashford on 25/11/2014

    Someone broke something, I've seen others with the same issue. Cannot copy a number in to create a new text. Click to search for a contact, type in the number, hit enter, nothing happens.

  • (69)

    by Magen Arquette on 25/11/2014

    I do not get notifications until an hour plus later. Will be uninstalling until this is fixed..

  • (69)

    by Jacob Lynch August on 25/11/2014

    Why can't I copy the number of the unknown person that texted me without first saving them as a contact?