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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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...
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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...
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. . .