I love this app. I do not have a phone and I was trying to find ways to text friends and family without a number. I tried numerous apps that just weren't cutting it. My friend introduced this app to me and I didn't even realize that it was built in to my Samsung tablet. I use this app pretty much every day. The only thing that could make it better in my opinion is if there could be a walkie talkie mode on it. I've been trying to find walkie talkie apps and none of them really work for a tablet. Even the ones that do actually work have extremely bad quality. I'm sure if the app had a walkie talkie on it that it would be even better.
PLEASE FIX THE NOTIFICATION BUG. I am not getting any notifications 90% of the time. It's super hit or miss. This app used to be perfect and way better for video chat and calls than skype or any other platform. After the new update everything has gone downhill. Me and my girlfriend started using another app because of this. If it gets fixed we'd come back in a heartbeat. Like, geez. Please fix it and I'll give the app the higher rating I had before.
This used to be a great app and I loved being able to message my friends/family/boyfriend with it without resorting to texting but ever since middle/late last month (Probably when sms went bye-bye) I started having problems with sending and receiving messages to the point people think I'm not reading their messages/ignoring them. Why Google are you trying to make this app awful?! Three stars because it was good but if they can't get their act together I'm gonna find something else.
So first of all most of hangouts still works. I still use it. However on my Galaxy tab a for some reason the microphone stops working for vid calls. Now, the microphone works in other apps. Just not hangouts. Killing hangouts sometimes brings it back usually not and only a reboot works, for the first call. Second, removing sms, you remove functionality and give us nothing in return? I'm supposed to use 4-6 apps for messaging?
This app was good but I can no longer use it for video calls. My mic used to work but now it doesn't at all. I am looking to find non Google software for chatting and video conferencing. I'm really upset with the latest updates Google is made to this app. So I'm done. I wish I could uninstall it off of my tablet.
Okay first off out of the box when you install the app incoming calls are disabled by default as in the checkbox for text messages is enabled and the check box for calls is disabled by default so you have to remember to manually go in and enable it otherwise when people try to call you it will just rang and rang and rang and you'll never figure out what's going on. Furthermore if you need to use another Google account on your phone say to log your girlfriend into an app Google will go ahead and mess with your Google Hangouts settings and possibly you'll start getting messages from the wrong account and you might not even receive messages from the account you were using in the first place
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