Google is disconnected from users While hangouts can be used for SMS and hangouts messages Google removed the setting to merge these conversations. This now means I have a duplicate conversation for those people who I may start talking to in hangouts and then want to continue my conversation with them over text or vise versa. Even with Verizon I don't have data coverage everywhere I go so I can't count on hangouts to work all the time unless I have separate conversations for each person. Score one for Apple and iPhone.
Voicemail played over speaker, laggy, unreliable When I have a Bluetooth headset connected it should play over that, not on the loudspeaker for everyone in the room to hear. Android app is frequently laggy and delays or fails to send messages, even while on wifi (not a connection problem, it's definitely the app.)
So much wasted potential! I'm tired of waiting.. Another half-assed attempt from Google. Here's free equally terrible business advice: Build an app suite like Google Drive and Google Play. Sync every message and call to our phones, tablets, and computers like your competitors do. Maybe name it Google Talk? There could be Google Thumbdump (Allo/Messenger), Google Faceplant (Duo), Google Shoutout (Phone/Voice/Hangouts Dialer), Google Groupshrug (Spaces), and Google Burnouts. Because that's what the unrealised potential of Hangouts gives us. TL;DR ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
WHY CAN'T I DELETE?!?! My phone has been weird ever since i updated this... not sure who to blame google or verizon. This app has annoying notifications. Making it sort of hit or miss. If I never use something, not even ONCE?! why would I carry that thing around with me wherever I go, constantly... useless garbage. (Update, constantly contacted by sex bots trying to get me to visit their porn site. Thanks for both providing me with NOTHING and allowing Russian teenager hackers harass me...)
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.
Sorry Google... Hangouts has been unusable on the Galaxy Note 5 since early this year. I report every time it crashes, most of the time it lags really bad. This is my main chat program and it bugs me that I have to use a 3 year old Nexus 7 tablet just to have a smooth experience. Can you fix Hangouts or have you left the building?
• Take and send videos in your Hangouts conversations
• Invite anyone to join your group conversation by sharing a link
• Easily find your groups when creating a new conversation
• Remove people from a group conversation