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.
• Say more with status messages, photos, emoji, stickers and animated GIFs.
• Easily share your current location to any conversation with Maps integration.
• 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.
• Keep in touch with friends across all your devices.
• Message friends at any time, even if they're offline.
• Manage mobile apps remotely with Google Cloud.
Note: Mobile operator and ISP charges may apply. Calls to Hangouts users are free, but other calls might be charged.
Stability improvements: fixes potential crash.
Ratings and Reviews
I found this platform very accessible and easy to use. It’s a google owned platform so you can stack all your accounts together on it (similar to docs or gmail). You can also video call your friends and family on it, so that’s a bonus. The actual video quality itself can get kinda laggy when there’re more than 3-4 people in a call, though it’s been improving since I downloaded the app. You can also access it online, so if you had a family member or friend who didn’t have a phone you can use this app to still stay in close contact with them. Overall, a great app and I’d recommend to anyone.
I quite like this app, but....
The app is quite good, but the letters in messages could be much bigger as they appear really tiny especially on my iPod touch (which is identical to an iPhone but without sim and reliant on wifi for access to the internet). Also another downside I found is that the app doesn’t synchronise with the same app on another device, meaning that when I have read a message from my friend on my iPod touch, strangely enough it appears as unread on my Apple tablet (the iPad) as it notifies me of that same message as if it was new but which I have already read earlier on in the day. So the app could do with a serious improvements. To be perfectly honest, when it was called a Google Talk it was much better than how it is now. Also it would be nice if I could change the background colour of my chat as this is not possible sadly. To compare it with Messenger (which is part of facebook) I can change my chat colour easy on there, so all in all Google Hangouts is quite behind 🙁 👎🏻 and I wouldn’t give it more than 3 stars.
Media - pictures, videos and links
There should be a button that says “view all media” for chats that haven’t been deleted so people are able to see the pictures and videos they have sent because it’s important and it’s a need for the app because personally I need to go back and look at pictures or maybe go back and re-watch some videos or even save them because i didn’t do it before. This is the thing that’s bothering me the most.
Also there should be an “Unsend” button to be able to Unsend texts or anything. But mainly, it’s the media that I really need, and if this review is seen and hangouts is updated, I want to be able to see everything from when I first started texting in a chat whether it is a private one or a group chat (and haven't deleted anything). Also, on Gmail, when u search a message, there should be like “Go to Message” button because then I could have saved the video or picture from there.
- Google LLC
- 146.1 MB
- Social Networking
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
English, Arabic, Catalan, Chinese (Hong Kong), Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
- Age Rating
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Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.