Hangouts allows connection to landlines and cell network lines free! And your called party need not have Hangouts when you connect with your Google Voice phone number over WiFi/Voip. They try to promote connecting devices with their app but not necessary. Love Hangouts and Google. Wanna back up ur music? Google offers a free, up to 250 MB cloud to upload ur music files.
Does anyone know what Google is doing right now? Hangouts used to be a great unified messaging platform. Now I dont know what it is. Google claims to be making it for "businesses". Great Google. Hurry up and make a proper replacement then, because Allo/Duo/Messages/Voice all suck right now. It's as if Google doesn't even know what made Hangouts great to begin with. Very sad.
I love this app and my friends and I use it constantly. The only thing about it that I don't like is that when I'm in the app, it doesn't make any noises or give any indicator whenever someone texts. I wish they would at least add a small book or something when a text comes in, but other than that, the app is amazing
Hangout worked perfectly until the recent update. I used it on my Wi-Fi Samsung Galaxy Note 12.2 Pro tablet as a phone application. Then, after the last upgrade, I no longer can make phone calls with Hangouts. For me having Hangouts on my cell phone is not essential, since I have unlimited calling plan to U.S., Canada, and Mexico. However, with Hangouts not working on Wi-Fi tablet, I see no use for this application. It was a good way to communicate, until an updat spoiled everything. I am going to wait for a while to see if there would be any improvements, then, if there would be none, I would uninstall it. The problem is fixed. Hangouts works great.
The one thing it really needs is an enter/return button. I don't know about anyone else but I never use that smiley button where an enter button should be. If you could add that option to this app I'd love it even more than I already do. Now we can't even use it for SMS anymore? I will continue using Samsung messages instead.
Never ever have I had to use this useless app. It's pre-installed with no possibility to remove it. Which is infuriating. The free messaging and video calling is already available within the messenger app which is also pre-installed and which people really use on a daily basis. Screw this app, nobody needs it, you could've at least made it possible to delete it off our phones.
• Bug fixes and performance improvements