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  1. Android News

    Google’s Slack competitor Hangouts Chat is launching today

    Google is releasing Hangouts Chat this week, a service that allows users to message each other privately or in groups, and work collaboratively on projects. The software was first unveiled in March last year, but to date, it has only been available to companies enrolled in Google’s Early Adopter...
  2. Android News

    Google's Hangouts Meet video calls are now available on tablets

    Google has extended support for video calling on Hangouts Meet, its enterprise version of the chat service, to iOS and Android tablets. This comes almost a year since the company split Hangouts between Chat, for casual users, and Meet, which is geared toward corporate videoconferencing.
  3. Android News

    Hangouts Meet meetings now support up to 50 participants

    Google has announced that Hangouts Meet meetings now support up to 50 people at once. The previous cap was set at 30.
  4. Android News

    Take a walk through the wasteland of Google’s messaging solutions

    Google has four messaging services that are still active. That's three too many. Here's a peek at why messaging is so fragmented on Android and how Google's missteps got us here.
  5. Android News

    It’s not just you: Google Hangouts isn’t working right now

    Google Hangouts is currently experiencing issues in the US and other parts of the world. Messages aren't going through and if you're experiencing problems, you might want to try another messaging service in the meantime.
  6. Android News

    You can now send and receive chat messages in Hangouts Meet

    Hangouts Meet now has a chat feature for video conferences. It works as you'd expect, with you being able to send text and links for others to read and click on.
  7. Android News

    Unless you're a Project Fi customer, today is the last day Hangouts supports SMS

    Back in March, Google announced they would be removing SMS support from Google Hangouts on May 22nd. The day has come so unless you're a Project Fi customer, then you'll no longer be able to use Hangouts for SMS.
  8. Android News

    Google is looking into an issue which causes problems when responding to Android Auto messages

    If you're using Android Auto and Hangouts isn't installed, there are some problems when it comes to replying to messages from other apps. However, Google is looking into the issue to help determine what's going on and implementing a fix.
  9. Android News

    Third-party Hangouts apps will stop working April 25

    Google is killing third-party Hangouts apps by killing API support for the service on April 25th. All third-party apps will stop working at that time.
  10. Android News

    Hangouts 18 helps users transition to a different SMS app

    As Hangouts is soon dropping SMS support, Google seems to be rolling out a new version of the app to help users make the transition with a pop-up guide explaining how to do it (though the app still has its SMS functionality in tow).
  11. Android News

    Google tells G Suite admins that carrier SMS will be removed from Hangouts soon

    In January of last year there was a screenshot going around that showed the Hangouts app suggest that you use Google's new SMS application. Now it seems that Google is preparing to remove the carrier SMS function from Hangouts as a G Suite admin just received an email saying this would no longer...
  12. Android News

    Allo and Duo head clarifies previous comments, says Hangouts for consumers isn't going anywhere

    The head of Allo and Duo previously spoke about Hangouts and it was believed that Google would be doing away with the consumer side of things. However, in a newer tweet he then says the consumer version isn't going anywhere.
  13. Android News

    Google publishes the Hangouts Meet application in the Play Store

    Google announced their plans to bring Hangouts to the corporate world and one of these ways is by splitting it up into two services - Hangouts Chat and Hangouts Meet. Hangouts Chat will be similar to Slack while Hangouts Meet will be the company's video conferencing application.
  14. Android News

    Hangouts redesigns the unread message indicators

    A new update to Google Hangouts has changed the way unread message indicators appear inside the app.
  15. Android News

    It seems both Hangouts and Viber violate Android's Do Not Disturb rules

    Someone on Reddit has been testing Viber and Hangouts with Do Not Disturb mode enabled, and they're seeing that phone calls will still continue to ring through.
  16. Android News

    The latest version of hangouts looks to improve messages during voice calls

    Google has pushed the latest version of Hangouts to the Play Store, and prepares for you to be able to access messages easier when you're in the middle of a phone call.
  17. Android News

    Hangouts v16 cleans up the Contacts menu

    Google has formally detailed the changes made in Google Hangouts version 16. The update removes the Contacts button in the side bar as the main conversation list has acted as the contacts list for quite some time. They've also tidied up the conversation/contacts list with more sensible grouping.
  18. Android News

    The APK for Hangouts version 16 is now available to download

    Google has just started to roll out version 16 of Hangouts and you can download it now from trusted sources like APK Mirror. It's unclear what changes are included in this update right now though.
  19. Android News

    Google acquires Limes Audio, adds them to the G Suite team

    Google has just announced they have acquired a company named Limes Audio, and that they are now working for the G Suite team. Limes Audio is known for removing distracting noise, distortion and echoes from video and audio calls, and should help to improve Google products like Hangouts, Chromebox...
  20. Android News

    Version 15 of Hangouts is available to download

    If you like to sideload updates, and want to check out the latest version of Hangouts, now you can. Version 15 of the application is now available, but there isn't a changelog posted as of right now.
  21. Android News

    Hangouts update adds app icon shortcuts for Android 7.1 devices

    If you happen to be running Android 7.1 on one of your Android devices, you can use the latest update to Hangouts which now includes app icon shortcuts. Shortcuts include Voice Call, Video Call and Chat.
  22. Android News

    Google acknowledges that Hangouts is experiencing network issues

    If you're having connectivity and service issues with Google Hangouts, then you're not alone. Google first spotted this at 12:40PM today, and recently published an update that says they are continuing to work on the issue.
  23. Android News

    Flychat brings chat head functionality to Hangouts, Telegram, WhatsApp, and more

    A lot of people enjoy the chat heads feature with Facebook Messenger, and wish it was available in other messaging apps. This functionality is actually possible in a number of other messaging platforms with an application called Flychat.
  24. Android News

    Google no longer requires phone makers to include Hangouts on their phones

    In case you don't know, Google's licensing agreements mandate certain Google apps be pre-installed if they want to be able to load Google Play on the phone. One of the apps in the package -- Hangouts -- is now being made optional instead of a requirement. Duo is directly replacing Hangouts in...
  25. Android News

    Google updates Hangouts to add more easter egg phrases, an in-app web browser, and more

    Google is currently rolling out version 13 of their messaging application, Hangouts. The update adds an in-app browser, prepares for launcher shortcuts and includes the following easter egg phrases. . . - algebraic - dealwithit - disapprove - facepalm - flowerbeam - happy - lgtm - lit...