Use Hangouts to keep in touch. Message friends, start free video or voice calls, and hop on 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.
• 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 anytime, even if they're offline.
• Manage mobile app remotely with Google Cloud.
Note: Mobile carrier and ISP charges may apply. Calls to Hangouts users are free, but other calls might be charged.
*Video Quality may now decrease if the server load increases.
*Removed dependencies on UIWebView APIs.
*Miscellaneous bug fixes.
Ratings and ReviewsSee All
Please don’t get rid of Hangouts!
Hi Google. I use Hangouts with all my friends and family because not everyone has an iPhone. But also I use it on desktop so I can more quickly respond to people while working. I credit Hangouts Desktop for helping me stay in touch with family throughout the day while at work. Given Facebook’s reputation I really don’t want to have to switch to Facebook Messenger after you guys shutdown Hangouts. Hangouts Chat doesn’t make sense for my family and friends because then everyone makes their own workspace for every single group of friends. Making chat groups on Hangouts has always been faster, and don’t die off like so many Slack workspaces made just for certain friend groups. I don’t need a work space and bunch of channels for my drinking buds. Hangouts chat groups have always worked better for more informal back and forth. Hangouts is your most popular messaging platform. There are probably so many others like me that would like to use Hangouts so they don’t have to move over to Facebook. Hangouts is popular! Why not use Hangouts as a way of guiding people into Hangouts Chat? When people are starting a group chat, offer to those users to convert the group chat to a Hangouts Chat workspace. I mean, you have access to all these users. Integrate GPay into Hangouts. SOMETHING. There’s value here! Microsoft would kill for a messaging platform as popular as Hangouts!
My friends wanted to chat with me, so they recommended hangouts to do it. I was like Ok, let’s try it. It’s all like the regular texting app, but you can also call using the same app, which is pretty convenient. The regular app does not include calling, and you need two apps if you want to call. You can also switch from voicemail to FaceTime, instead of having to call again if you want to FaceTime. Group chat let’s you talk as a group in a voicemail or FaceTime, and all of the people can decide if they want either voice only or camera. If you don’t have the new update for group chat on your device, that’s ok! You don’t need to update to group chat on Hangouts. Overall, this app totally deserves five stars. As an addition, I like the little cyclops guy that you see if there is nothing there. Hey, it’s cute and makes the app pop out more. The logo is a dialog bubble with quotations (“) in it, which is a pretty clever idea because the app is about chat. If you are reading this and you don’t have Hangouts, get it right now. You better. And if you already do, then give yourself a pat on the back. I’m so glad I found this app, and I hope you decide to use the app too. Applause to the creator of this app. 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 You deserve it.
Love it, but now I’m really sad
I use hangouts all the time to talk to all of my friends. I love the app, and it is pretty much my life. Then today, October 20th 2019, I was refreshing hangouts and signing out of my account meaning to sign back in and it would be refreshed. I do this a lot, because then after I sign back in I can see my friends’ changed profile pictures, etc. I had also just installed the IOS 12.4.2 update on my device. A screen I had never seen before popped up that said, “Welcome! Hangouts will save all of your recorded conversation history so you can access it anywhere you need to.” Then at the bottom of the screen there was a big blue button that read, “OK, got it!” I pressed that button. At first it didn’t work and I assumed it was a tiny glitch and wasn’t a big deal. I waited. I tried again. I did it again. It still wasn’t working. I restarted my device, deleted and re-installed hangouts, cleared all my windows and checked my internet connection, which was full bars. I’m still trying to figure out why it won’t work. At the time, I cannot contact any of the people I would want to contact. Please help me! I love this app and need it to work!
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Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
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With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.