This needs to be the main focus of Google. It is the most complete messenger available on android. Drop the other 3 apps and maybe rename this, add some functionality, and you have an iMessage competitor. Add the feature that it will automatically send as a Hangouts message if the user has it installed AND bring back merged conversations. Google, the way you've been handling messaging on Android makes me sick.
Feature Lacking As the title suggests, Hangouts leaves something to be desired. It's a nice, quick messaging app, but sometimes I feel this app could be far better than it actually is. It seems Google has left this for the back burner for awhile now and only improving it when they realize it needs it.
Great app This app is great for the tablet, where you don't have the ability for texting and calling(for the phone it's iffy, as you have the standard texting and calling abilities) If you're using a tablet, get this and the hangouts dialer and you'll never need to call or text using your phone plan again. You do need to set up a Google Voice number, but that's simple and painless.
Broke MMS function still Cannot send a picture via text anymore. Google is just trying to make us use 3 different apps that do the same thing hangouts does in one.
What a bad app. Really appreciate the best feature getting taken away after 2 weeks. Each update for this app is another feature being delete. I don't get you guys I really don't.
Emoticons I've noticed that none of the emoticons are multi-cultural. I only see Caucasian emoticons of people. I'm pretty sure there are many cultures that use this app !!
• More easily create and name group chats
• Bug fixes and performance improvements
Phone dialer with Caller ID, contacts & number search, block calls & text