Hangouts is useful, but keep an eye on him!! As at times his behaviors can be erratic?? Which if some twisted person wanted, they could gain access to your info via sim. Just be safe and keep an eye on his behavior.. like strange picture, screen shots, files, etc.. be careful and practice safe text!! Remember always wear a sim lock. Lol.
What a pile of garbage. Now I get a banner on anyone not on my domain.... Time to dump Hangouts.. Google is so stupid when it comes to messaging platforms.. maybe we'll get 5 more in 2017. None of them connected to properly featured.
As they strip features out and then send confusing messages to Project Fi/GVoice users it's becoming much less reliable. The strengths are good video codecs and universal messaging with phones, tablets, desktops, etc; the downside is many times the messages are stuck "Sending..." for long periods of time. I'm not sure what protocol Google is using, but Hangouts is just not reliable anymore and Allo is missing too many features to be a replacement.
First sms was unthreaded from Google voice and Hangouts chat. Now sms support was removed altogether. I don't want to use four different apps for chat (Hangouts, Allo, Duo, Messages). This is the kind of stuff that has me looking at switching to Apple, iMessage works great and is exactly the type of messaging app I'm looking for.
4 messaging apps?!? Google what the hell are you doing? By separating your messaging platforms you are diluting them!! Just implement a unified app correctly, you have the resources! Just have one app, Hangouts used to be so good! Why ruin it?
This app was good for my kids and I to keep in touch and video call each other. Recently someone had gotten ahold to my son's account. They would send dirty messages as him and sit in on our video calls without turning on the camera(his phone would be dead or him not anywhere near it). We stopped using it but it's very creepy and scary. How do I delete the app without wiping out his entire phone?
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