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.
A free texting app that works with our without a Sim card.. Is easy to use, and I think it's the best messaging app. I don't see a need for getting any other messaging apps, this is great. Can call and video chat with my friends and family, great app! EDIT: Just realized, there Are group video chats!! This will be so useful for studying with friends for projects!!
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.
I was wondering, can you guys add a feature where the screen goes dark at a certain time? The brightness hurts my eyes, even when I turn the brightness down on my phone at night. This would really be helpful. Oh, and is there a way I can delete someone off of there? There are contacts I don't want on there anymore but the only thing I can do is...block them?
The video call feature is the worst part. Often times the audio cuts out and we can hear nothing we tried restarting it and such like the help page suggests but it did nothing. If anything it made the problem worse. Every time I returned to the app afterwards it would say I was still in the video call with the receiver no matter how many times I tried to end it. Would not recommend. Terrible app
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.
• Bug fixes and performance improvements