Hangouts allows connection to landlines and cell network lines free! And your called party need not have Hangouts when you connect with your Google Voice phone number over WiFi/Voip. They try to promote connecting devices with their app but not necessary. Love Hangouts and Google. Wanna back up ur music? Google offers a free, up to 250 MB cloud to upload ur music files.
Does anyone know what Google is doing right now? Hangouts used to be a great unified messaging platform. Now I dont know what it is. Google claims to be making it for "businesses". Great Google. Hurry up and make a proper replacement then, because Allo/Duo/Messages/Voice all suck right now. It's as if Google doesn't even know what made Hangouts great to begin with. Very sad.
Why is your app suddenly crashing over and over again? "Unfortunately this app has to close". After the phone has been on for an extended amount of time? I was chatting with my family at lunch break. But I keep on sending error reports to Google. I had to restart the phone. I do like the smilies, imoji's and stickers. Use with caution Note 3 users. Needs more imoji's on app.
I love this app and my friends and I use it constantly. The only thing about it that I don't like is that when I'm in the app, it doesn't make any noises or give any indicator whenever someone texts. I wish they would at least add a small book or something when a text comes in, but other than that, the app is amazing
Hangout worked perfectly until the recent update. I used it on my Wi-Fi Samsung Galaxy Note 12.2 Pro tablet as a phone application. Then, after the last upgrade, I no longer can make phone calls with Hangouts. For me having Hangouts on my cell phone is not essential, since I have unlimited calling plan to U.S., Canada, and Mexico. However, with Hangouts not working on Wi-Fi tablet, I see no use for this application. It was a good way to communicate, until an updat spoiled everything. I am going to wait for a while to see if there would be any improvements, then, if there would be none, I would uninstall it. The problem is fixed. Hangouts works great.
The one thing it really needs is an enter/return button. I don't know about anyone else but I never use that smiley button where an enter button should be. If you could add that option to this app I'd love it even more than I already do. Now we can't even use it for SMS anymore? I will continue using Samsung messages instead.
• Bug fixes and performance improvements