The nearly two-year-old shift from Hangouts to Google Chat will enter its last phase, according to a blog post from Google. An in-app notification will appear for users of Hangouts on mobile, urging them to switch to Chat in Gmail or the Chat app. Google says that the new reminder will help the existing Hangouts users switch to the Chat app before Hangouts is shut down for good in November. Continue reading “Google officially begins integrating Hangouts into Google Chat”
As mentioned in December 2017, Google starting from April 16, 2019, will transition classic Hangouts users on G Suite domains to Hangouts Chat and Hangouts Meet. Between April and September 2019, Google says that features from classic Hangouts will come to Chat. Continue reading “Google to upgrade classic Hangout users to Hangouts Chat and Meet from October 2019”
Google added SMS support in Hangouts for Android back in 2013 to encourage use of Hangouts so they can read instant-messages sent them over SMS in case they don’t have an internet connection. After some reports in 2014 and 2015 that said that Google will kill support for carrier SMS and MMS, Google has decided to kill SMS support for Hangouts in May, 2017. Continue reading “Google to kill SMS support for Hangouts for Android on May 22”
The search engine giant, Google has announced the acquisition of Sweden’s Lime Audio company, in order to boost the voice quality on Hangouts. Continue reading “Google acquires Lime Audio to enhance voice quality on Hangouts”
Google has started rolling out GIF Keyboard support for Hangouts on Android 7.1 devices. The update which bumps the app to version 15 allows users to send GIFs and spruce up your daily conversation.
Continue reading “Google Hangouts v15 gets GIF keyboard support on Android 7.1”
Google will reportedly replace Hangouts with Duo in its stock mobile app suite and is encouraging their partners to do the same. Continue reading “Google will no longer pre-install Hangouts on Android device, promoting new Google Duo: Report”
Google Hangouts is getting an update which aims at improving the group chat experience. Group chat participants can now share a link to invite others to join the chat. Continue reading “Google Hangouts set to get improved group chat controls”
Google has started rolling out a new version of the Hangouts to Android users with a couple of features like quick replies, conversation shortcuts and more. The version 7.0 brings adds the ability for a user to reply to a Hangouts message without having to go into the app.
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Google Hangouts on Web has got an update that lets you share images with simple drag and drop.
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HTC may have produced some of the nicest-looking Android smartphones on the market to date but the one area where many felt handsets like the One M8 were let down by the Ultrapixel camera that has a 4MP sensor. HTC showed they listen and the new HTC Desire Eye comes with a 13MP camera both on the back and on the front. Interested in learning more about the HTC Desire Eye? Join us for a Live Q&A. Continue reading “HTC Desire Eye – A live Q&A with Three UK”
Android has always allowed users to replace the core applications with third party offerings and today we will be checking out our top five alternatives to the default messaging application. Though the use of SMS is dwindling, developers continue to update their SMS applications. There are a lot of SMS applications in the Play Store and with Android 4.4.2, Google has given the control of the SMS applications to users allowing them to change the default SMS application.
Continue reading “Top 5 SMS Apps for Android”
Rumoured long time as the Google Babel, the company just unveiled a new product at the I/O conference, called as Google hangouts. This is a cross platform messenger with free group video calling and the ability to archive the whole chat history. This app is available immediately starting today for iOS, Android and Chrome on the web/desktop. This applications combines and replaces all of the messaging services that previously existed, like Google+ messenger, Gtalk and Hangout video chat into one app – the Google hangouts.
Continue reading “Google Hangouts with history and group video calling for iOS, Android and Chrome available immediately”