I used to give this a 5 star. Honestly I love this app, it's clean and I've never had any issues. A year ago they put an update out and (you can google it) thousands if not vast majority of users can't send pictures using hangouts, however we can using stock app or any other chat app. So if they cared enough to fix this I'd give it a 6!/5 stars. However, it's not even worth 1 star. I wish I could give it a - 3. I'm uninstalling and going to try some of the others ones. At least looking through their reviews I see I can send pictures!
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.
getting worse with every update Regardless of the Google Voice integration a mess, the latest version is even slower. Typing on the app takes several attempts. Now it takes 15 20 seconds for a message to pop up. This is getting ridiculous. I'm only using this for Google Voice and now will have to dump GV because of this
Consolidate Consolidate your messaging apps. I understand people have different uses but that's why you have settings. It doesn't make sense to add cool new features to one messaging app while the other 5 don't get that feature. Just do it one place!
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.
Bluetooth connected calls does not work When connected to BMW Bluetooth. The messaging functions work. But when you try to call, it says your signal is too weak or you cannot hear what the recipient is saying as if she has been muted. Even if you are running wireless network data it still says the signal is too weak
• More easily create and name group chats
• Bug fixes and performance improvements
Phone dialer with Caller ID, contacts & number search, block calls & text