MUCH Better App! I am really excited with the new steps android is taking to streamline some apps, and this one really excites me. After years of issues with the SMS and MMS feature, this app has been vastly improved in the last couple of years, and is now my main texting app. I wish Google would commit already to ONE texting app, but for now, this is the standard as far as I am concerned.
Great app This app is great for the tablet, where you don't have the ability for texting and calling(for the phone it's iffy, as you have the standard texting and calling abilities) If you're using a tablet, get this and the hangouts dialer and you'll never need to call or text using your phone plan again. You do need to set up a Google Voice number, but that's simple and painless.
I enjoy it :) But can i ask for one thing in this app to be added-on.. Screensharing on android? Like during a video chat i would like to show them my phone screen while LIVE. they will get to see. For example: youtube. Or my browser. Can you guys add that? I wana show them a movie. Or can you maximize the file mb..
Great app now not so great Conversation merging was the reason I started using hangouts. There's no virtually no competitive edge over any number of other data based IM apps and WhatsApp is much more prevalent amongst the people I use this with. Oh and now I have 2 conversation threads for the same person!?!
It's my main app for txt msg and group as well. Easy curve to figure out, stable and reliable. My primary choice was sms go which was awesome but updates, skins made it tiresome to continue. This works.
an amazing service for free. i really can't say enough about google voice and hangouts. You can register a free phone number, link it to your hangouts, and make texts, MMS texts, send/receive phone calls, read voicemails, send/receive video calls, do group messaging ands more all for free anywhere you can get a good internet connection. if not for traveling, and needing service while on the road etc, it would make a phone carrier completely un necessary.
• More easily create and name group chats
• Bug fixes and performance improvements
Phone dialer with Caller ID, contacts & number search, block calls & text