Review from Justin Brooks
Good app gone bad I've never never had an app force close so much it's crazy! Running N preview I switched back for this app alone because of how dependant I was of it. Yet still crashes just as much running 6.0.1 on a 6P. Of all devices hangouts should run flawlessly on a Nexus. No excuse. This is really sad and it came down to me deleting the app now. RIP hangouts.
No more merging. I loved hangouts especially for the messaging and SMS merging feature; without it everything feels a bit messy. It's understandable that many people felt confused about it but there are many of us who fully understood it and actually used it. There should at least have been an option where you can re-enable it on your own after the update. Not sure if I want to bother continuing with the app anymore. I hope an enable feature is added.
No longer merges hangouts & SMS WAS my go to app for all messages, however, only after updating will you realise that merging of SMS and Hangouts chats are no longer supported. It would have been nice to tell me before I upgraded in the release notes. I don't need 3+ apps to communicate, I want one communication platform. Bring back merged conversations please.
Says I "NEED AN IMPORTANT UPDATE TO USE"... But when I come to Play Store there isn't an update?! I have an older phone & this isn't the only app, also Maps, BOTH GOOGLE APPS, that are obviously older versions, but no updates available? They aren't working correctly & I have newer versions on my other devices so??? I ABSOLUTELY NEED THESE TO WORK, THEY'RE MY ONLY CONTACT TO THE OUTSIDE WORLD WHEN I DON'T HAVE PHONE SERVICE!
Removing Merged=Removing Me That's kind of a bummer. I've been pushing Hangouts and Google Plus since their initiation. I like the minimalist approach. So having an app to join my hangouts and SMS conversations with most of my friends and wife was kind of convenient... Actually it was really convenient. So now that the Hangouts & SMS conversations have been separated I will be separating from Hangouts. I'll just use the standard Google Messenger SMS app and uninstall Hangouts
Great app....but I wish everyone would use this app. It's great. I recently started using it for SMS as well because having everything in one place makes sense. The issue I have is when searching for a contact to sms, it takes too long to find the contact. Stock contacts app finds contacts instantaneously. If this process was smoothed out, Hangouts would be a near perfect app
Missing Key Features This app is missing quite a bit of features. It can't send video our audio messages; it can't send stickers via SMS (like in Google Messenger); you can't search for messages. Whenever I am in an SMS with a contact who is in Hangouts it is not automatically detected I have to go back to the floating action button and click on "new conversation" just to get the thread for that contact to be switchable between SMS and Hangouts. I honestly feel you guys don't even try to make a good product anymore.
• 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
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