This app is truly the best app/service I have ever used. I am not sure how well the calling feature for calling people on hangouts or calling phone numbers in usa/Canada with Google voice service works, But the sms/mms service is amazing. I wish I could use Google voice for my phone service, but not having tech support or not knowing the quality is not worth the gamble. In the past google voice calling was so inconsistent that I could not rely on it. The app would ring most of the time but not all the time. Also one call can be great, the next call can be horrible. This is why I have not used the calling feature of google voice, but love the sms/mms service. I love the sms/mms service so much that this is my only way I message people. It truly has been that reliable to trust it as my only means to sms/mms people. Thanks for a great app and service.
I'm using this app for my office purpose but it's not worth to get these stars comparing with whatsapp and facebook messenger Atleast add the feature of online status of person and last seen time stamp should be shown immediately while they left Hangouts web page or leaving app..... I'm giving those stars for only one unique feature from this app that if person open our chat it shows their image as they are in our conversation page....
I've loved Hangouts since it first came out and with the SMS integration it was great. I hate having to use Android messages to send SMS. But now I've become utterly frustrated with the fact that on a constant day to day or even week to week basis I'm having to restart my phone just to get Hangouts to work because it says "Hangouts has stopped" like why has it stopped? There's no valid reason for it to just stop out of the blue if the app is up to date and my system is up to date. Then once I get it to work not even 5 minutes later it does it all over again. I'm just over it. I use Hangouts on a daily basis. I'd love to not have so many issues with this app 😡
Missing too many modern features. 1. Comment likes 2. audio messages, 3. floating video chat window 4. shouts 5. AR picture 6. Floating video text 7. AR video stickers 8. Chathead ect.... But it does have the best low bandwidth video chat quality. Even better than Duo. And i love i can log in with diffrent devices to the call to show different camera angles.
So incredibly useful. I prefer the keyboard, and the voice option allowed me to stay in contact with my husband when I had a brief stint out of country and didn't want to go through adding international service. Google voice still worked on Wi-Fi connections!! And automatic archiving is the best. Love this.
I've always used hangout, prefer it over Google messages but ever since they took off the sms I have not used it. It's was very useful being able to start a conversation on your phone then transitioning to a computer and continuing the conversation there. Really bummed out they took out the sms feature and for this reason I am no longer using it. If they bring it back I will start using it again.
• Bug fixes and performance improvements