I wish Google's messaging ideas weren't so fragmented. I thought the idea of HO was awesome when it was announced before launch. Now it seems like another product that is inevitably going to be abandoned at some point. It's a shame. I keep hoping there is going to be some kind of glimpse of hope for Hangouts long term survival.
Hangouts is very important to me as a Google Voice user. But I had to revise my review to say that the new 'Jump to latest' button is unnecessary AND it gets in your way. It was never hard to swipe down quickly to get back to the latest message! And now that stupid button blocks the texts I'm trying to read!! Dumb idea! Please get rid of it!
This app sucks! Used to like this app. I live in an area with horrible reception and relied on this app but now I miss calls that aren't registering and am finding out after. I try to call people with this app and it almost always tells me No one has joined your call. Don't know what has happened. Wish I could uninstall but it seems like an app that comes on android automatically. Stop with your fake updates and actually work on improving this app!
While Hangouts still get updates, it's mostly minor ones. It has SMS integration, but it feels like an afterthought, especially when you can't get messages from certain numbers at a pace of a real SMS. Android Messenger feels more complete and up to date while Hangouts don't feel like it can compete.
Needs to upgrade stickers. They're boring. And sending even a short video takes what seems like hours. And if the receiver does not open it immediately, it can not play anymore so have to resend again. The video calls can not go through. But I am thankful that this app lets me communicate easily with people who do not wish to have facebook, only email addresses.
In the next update, PLEASE allow there to be a shortcut to going to the first message in a conversation! I have tried numerous times to just scroll to the top of a group chat, but my phone/computer continued to crash. It's a very helpful feature
• Support for chat in video calls
• Improved navigation in conversations, including jumping to the last read message
• Bug fixes and performance improvements