Need a couple tweaks Namely, allow us to set a background colour? Even vanilla SMS android apps allow this. As well enable to call button in-app to use the device phone instead of the Google phone (which is less clear)
If you have a Work Google account that doesn't allow Hangouts, the app will not open. You won't get Hangout messages from your personal Google account. You won't be able to open Hangouts to disable your work account. This feature was available in an older version but Google (in it's infinite wisdom) decided to upgrade an app to not even allow it to open if Hangouts is disabled on one of your Google account. You have to remove your work Google account completely from your phone to get Hangouts back. Currently I lose my work calendar so I can use Hangouts.
Sucks now. I should never have updated it cause it worked fine until I dud. Now it won't let me read the latest message without bouncing back 5 messages ago. It just won't stay at the most resent text, so I can't read them anymore. Sucks after update.
Glitch Since the latest update. When I receive a message when I open it the app automatically scrolls the conversation all the way to the top. Making me have to scroll all the way down to see the new text.
Call back on sms number from carier number Big step back. What's happen. I can't make a call to the sms number from my carrier number. The only existing option is that Hangouts automatically initiates call from the Google Voice number. There is no option of choosing to call from the Google voice number or calling from the carrier number. You can only call back from the Google voice number. I can't send picture with text. It should be the App which ability to work as SMS app and Hangouts. Still not working in the newest version. Big step back.
Extremely buggy Can't see my messages or received messages until I leave and re-enter the thread. When I have low connectivity and my message is shown it continues to say sending even though it has already been sent. Noticed these issues on the GPE one m8, my note 4 and a friends Nexus 5.
● Beautiful new user interface
● New contact list and people search to find the people you care about
● New compose button to create 1:1 and group conversations in just a few taps
● Show a status message so contacts always know what youre up to
● New Hangouts app for Android Wear devices
● Receive and reply to Group MMS for Google Voice