100,000,000 - 500,000,000 downloads
- Easy to use
- Google contacts
- There are better alternatives
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.
● 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.
● 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
Some lists where this application appears: Reviewed by Anna Grace.
I'm using a GS3 and came straight to the playstore to update talk to hangouts but I keep getting informed that the app is already updated on my phone, however, Talk is still on my phone and there is no sign of hangouts. I can't wait to install hangouts, I
Thanks. This app is perfect. I even use it for SMS. What I am really missing is password protection in case of sms and background changing. Then it will be absolutely perfect for me :-)
I cant send and receive pictures, AT ALL
Come on Google, you can do better. Very unresponsive when sending sms' takes long to show the sent message... Will be looking for another messaging app. Very poor for a default messaging app for my nexus 5
On GroupMe there is a way to like messages, and I wish Hangouts had a feature like that. Otherwise it's great.
So much better than my last review. Looking forward to the next update that merges SMS and hangout messages into one thread.