It's great and all, but SMS on First only works when your connected to WiFi or mobile data. I have mobile data turned off almost entirely unless I really need it. This is a pretty unfortunate circumstance and one that I would rather enjoy having corrected as I use Hangouts for work and the ability to send SMS within the same app has been great, just wished it functioned off of a data connection.
Uses the return key to send messages instead of working as the return key to start a new line of text. It has the arrow in a green disc for sending messages so this keyboard behaviour is pointless and irritating. Video call quality is terrible. There as a distracting jitter and jumping to the video regardless of connection quality. Clearly some sort of compression or codec issue. Used to be fine but getting worse with each update.
It's great for messaging, but no sound at all. Even though in the options i have sound on and tones selected i still get no sound at all, no notification sounds and no sound at all in video chats (incoming or outgoing). I'm using a galaxy s7 edge running android marshmallow so it's not like i have an ancient phone either. Please address these issues and i will change my rating
This app was great for texting, group messaging, voice and video calling and all of that consolidated into one. Now that they're ripping out SMS, trying to work Messages (which requires an SIM card that some users dont have and doesnt register your Google Voice number!) is useless. Looks like I'm going to TextNow for my SMS needs and going on a hunt for my calling needs. :/ "Thanks, Google".
Unfortunately because of the new updates I'm not longer getting incoming calls. There's also no longer an option for sms merging. This is inconveniencing me quite a bit since I rely on those app for communication.
It lacks a theme content. Always white background makes the chat dead. Also it s good if you can also share mp3 through the app. Stickers are also are not quite good enough. It s like children's stickers. Please upgrade these.
• Bug fixes and performance improvements