Tag: Hangouts

Smart Reply Now Available On Hangouts Chat For G Suite

Google has finally brought over Smart Reply to Hangouts Chat for G Suite. Whether or not the feature will work well in a chat setting remains to be seen, however.

Apps/Software December 8, 2018

Hangouts Chat Now Available On G Suite: Learn About Google’s Messaging Platform For Teams

Google has finally included Hangouts Chat into its G Suite service, a tool dedicated to allowing teams to communicate with ease. It is its very own Slack competitor and comes at no extra cost.

Google March 1, 2018

Google Guts Gchat, To Be Permanently Replaced By Hangouts On June 26

Google has announced that it is officially killing Gchat on June 26, at which point users will be automatically transitioned to Hangouts. Rending Gchat away from its roster of services signals Google’s push to focus on Hangouts moving forward.

Internet March 25, 2017

Google Hangouts Drops SMS Support As It Focuses On Being A Workplace Communication App

Google is reportedly dropping the SMS support for its Hangouts service. The move coincides with the effort to make Hangouts a better workplace communications tool.

Google March 24, 2017

Google Hangouts Rebooted Into Slack, Microsoft Teams Competitor: Here's What Hangouts Chat Offers

Google has divided Hangouts into two parts, namely Hangouts Meet and Hangouts Chat. Hangouts Chat is groomed as a Slack and Microsoft Teams competitor, and here is what the app offers to enterprise customers.

Google March 9, 2017

Google Launches ‘Meet,’ A Version Of Hangouts For Business Professionals And Enterprises

Google appears to be gearing up for another videoconferencing app called Meet, geared for business and enterprise users. What happens to Duo and Hangouts remains to be seen.

Google March 1, 2017

Google Voice Update Might Be Coming Soon As Website Reveals New Banner

Some Google Voice users reported a banner advertisement popping in their inbox, announcing a new version ready for download. While the banner seemed to be an accidental slip, Google confirmed that an update is indeed coming.

Google January 10, 2017

Upcoming Google Allo Chat Themes Revealed: Here's What They Look Like

Google Allo will start getting new chat themes soon, and based on leaked images, they look awesome. This feature is already implemented in the app after the rollout of the 2.0 update.

Google October 30, 2016

Move Over, Google Hangouts: 1-To-1 Video Calling App Duo Taking The Messaging And Video Platform's Place

Google boots Hangouts from the Google Mobile Services bundle, replacing it with the Duo app instead. The GMS apps are required to be preinstalled in Android devices.

Google October 8, 2016

Everyone Can Now Use Google Cast Via Every Chrome Browser, Cast To Hangouts And Cast For Education

Google Cast is now built into every Chrome browser out there, and that means everyone can now make the most out of the nifty functionality and even cast to Hangouts and the Cast for Education app.

Google August 30, 2016

Google Hangouts vs Duo vs Allo: What's The Best Messenger App For You?

Google is currently offering users Hangouts, Allo and Duo as communications apps. What are the features offered by each of them, and which app should you use?

Google August 21, 2016

Hangouts On Air Jumps From Google+ To YouTube Live On Sept. 12

Google is shifting the Hangouts On Air live streaming functionality from Google+ to YouTube Live starting Sept. 12. The company is looking to consolidate its two live broadcasting services.

Google August 16, 2016

Google Hangouts For Android Finally Gets Video Messaging, Just Two Years After iOS

Video messaging on Google Hangouts for iOS has been possible for a good while now, but Android is only getting it now. More than two years later, Google is finally extending the courtesy to its own platform with Hangouts v11.

Apps/Software July 13, 2016

Google Hangouts For Android Finally Gets Direct Share With Latest Update

Google recently rolled out Hangouts 10.0 for Android, and it packs the much awaited Direct Share feature. With it, users will be able to swiftly pass around productivity files or entertaining content.

Apps/Software June 3, 2016

Google Allo Set To Roll Out, But Hangouts Will Remain: Internal Competition?

Google launched its latest messaging app Allo in an event earlier this week. In spite of unveiling Allo, Google said that it will not retire Hangouts.

Apps/Software May 22, 2016

Google Hangouts Update For iPhone, iPad Makes It Easier For You To Share Photos, Videos, URLs And More

Google updated Hangouts for iOS, which brings new features to the communication app. The update allows users to share videos, photos and URLs easily.

Apps/Software April 27, 2016

Google Hangouts Taps P2P For Better Audio And Video To Improve Call Quality

Google started rolling out a new feature to its Hangouts app for Android, switching to peer-to-peer (P2P) connections. P2P should significantly improve call quality, allowing for better and more stable audio and video.

Apps/Software February 6, 2016

Google Retiring Hangouts From SMS? Latest Update Urges Users To Download Google Messenger For Texts

Google rolled out Hangouts 7.0 with a note urging users to download Google Messenger for sending text messages. Is Google retiring Hangouts from SMS?

Apps/Software January 29, 2016

Google Reportedly Working On Artificially Intelligent Messaging App To Go After Facebook Messenger

Google could be working on an artificially intelligent messaging app to rival Facebook Messenger. This app could not only allow you to chat with your friends, but answer your queries as well.

Apps/Software December 24, 2015

Google Hangouts Might Soon Lose Support For SMS: Report

Google might pull the ability to send and receive SMS and MMS messages from Google Hangouts. Here are possible reasons why Google could wipe out this feature.

Apps/Software December 17, 2015

Facebook Work Chat vs. Microsoft Skype vs. Google Hangouts: Which Messaging Apps Is Best For Business

We take a look at which is the best messaging app suited for business users i.e. Microsoft Skype for Business, Facebook Work Chat or Google Hangouts.

Apps/Software November 21, 2015

Google Opens Up Hangouts To Let Anyone Join Video Calls Without A Google Account

Google has rolled out an update to Hangouts, which now allows users to participate in chats and video calls even without a Google account.

Apps/Software November 20, 2015

Google Hangouts, Microsoft Skype, Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint All Offering Free Calls To France

Free calls to and from France are being offered by telecom companies to their customers on Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile. Tech companies Google and Microsoft are also offering the same service through Hangouts and Skype.

Society November 15, 2015

Lost Email? Gmail Receives Update To Let It Search For Missing Emails In Your Spam Folder

Google has given its Gmail a needed update: Gmail now hunts down users' Spam folder for missing emails. Previously, the only component of Gmail that has been indexed, apart from users' Inbox, is the Trash.

Apps/Software November 10, 2015

Hangouts For Web Gets Updated To Bring Sleeker Interface And Faster Video Calls

Google has updated its Hangouts web client to offer a more streamlined look and faster experience. Here's a list of modifications Google deployed into the web app.

Apps/Software November 10, 2015

Google Releases Hangouts 5.0 APK Download: Here Are The Features And Fixes To Expect

Hangouts 5.0 has finally arrived, squashing bugs and bringing minor enhancements. An APK download has surfaced to make it possible for users to sideload the newest update on their Android devices.

Apps/Software October 13, 2015

Google Hangouts Now Has Its Own Website: Here's How To Use It

Google released a standalone for Hangouts that functions similarly to how the communications service does in a variety of other access points.

Internet August 18, 2015

Google Hangouts Finally Has A Dedicated Website

Google has finally announced a dedicated website for Google Hangouts, allowing users to message people, call them and make video calls straight from the web interface.

Internet August 17, 2015

Gmail Gets A Dose Of Fun With New Emojis And Hundreds Of Themes

Google is rolling out an update to Gmail by expanding the available options for themes and emojis. Users should expect to see the rollout in their inbox beginning Tuesday.

Internet July 1, 2015

You Can Now Use Facebook Messenger For Video Calls On Android And iOS

Facebook's Messenger app will now allow users to make video calls to their friends from within a text conversation by simply tapping on the video camera icon.

Apps/Software April 29, 2015

Google Talk App For Windows Set To Retire On Feb. 23: Check Out These Alternatives

Google Talk has been put to peace, but not everyone is ready to hang out with its successor. For those not ready for Google Hangouts, here are four alternative programs for desktop communications.

Apps/Software February 23, 2015

You Have No Choice: Google To Shutdown GTalk Feb. 23, Hello Hangouts

It has been years since Google showed GTalk some love, so it is not surprising that the Internet company is giving the old messaging app the boot.

Apps/Software February 17, 2015

Google Hangouts App for Android Becomes Cooler with Stickers, Video Filters and Smarter Location Sharing

The new Hangouts app by Google introduces several new features, as the company aims to make the app the definitive communications tool.

Apps/Software December 11, 2014

Google Hangouts Get a Makeover Just in Time for Holidays

Google pretties up Hangouts and makes the messaging service smarter. Hangouts users can now add 'stickers' to conversations, while the messaging client gains the ability to stamp contacts.

Apps/Software December 10, 2014

Google Hangouts gives users free first minute on international calls through 2014

Google announces a new feature of the Hangouts app that allows users to make their first minute of international call charge-free. Currently, the feature is available in 25 countries.

Apps/Software October 29, 2014

New Google Hangouts for desktop looks like Facebook Messenger ... but who will complain?

Google launches a new Hangouts app for Chrome OS and Windows. Now available for download in the Chrome Web Store, the new Hangouts is designed to keep conversations easily accessible.

Apps/Software October 10, 2014

Google Hangouts boasts free voice, video chat thanks to Voice merger

Google's voice and video calling now hang out at the same location. The Android version of Hangouts includes two ways to get the same services.

Apps/Software September 10, 2014

Google snags Emu. Soon you might see Siri-like assistant on Hangouts, plus ads

The days of seeing ads on chats and SMS could be near as Google acquires a startup specializing in mobile messaging that can monitor user’s messages.

Apps/Software August 7, 2014

Google Hangouts can now be used without a Google+ account

Google is now allowing Hangouts enterprise users to sever ties with Google+. It also announced new partnerships and improvements to Chromebox.

Apps/Software August 2, 2014

Android L hidden features: Calls over Google Voice and more

Android L hidden features reveal that users will be able to make and receive calls using Google Voice. Android L will also include battery-friendly elements.

Apps/Software July 2, 2014

Google Voice to join Hangouts soon - This is a good thing, right?

Google Voice will reportedly become part of Hangouts soon, as Google moves to consolidate its communication apps into one big killer app. Hangouts is quite popular with users and has essentially taken over where Voice left off.

Apps/Software March 19, 2014

Google Hangouts, G-Chat and more resurrected - Why is Google crashing so often?

Google Hangouts, G-Chat and other normally reliable services crashed on Monday. Although some services were restored within minutes, Hangouts and G-Chat took much longer to get back in working order. Just a few months ago, Gmail crashed for 50 minutes, too. What's going on, Google?

Internet March 18, 2014

Google Hangouts for iOS 7 gets a huge makeover, almost looks as good as the Android app

Google Hangouts for iOS 7 just got a whole lot cooler. The updated app now has animated stickers, a new layout and video messages. The app is also optimized for iPad and matches the hallmarks of iOS 7's beautiful design aesthetic.

Apps/Software March 1, 2014

LINE battles Google Hangouts and Skype with new Internet-based calling service

Internet-based calling is slowly taking over and LINE makes the latest push. The popular Japanese messaging app will be offering VOIP-based calling service, a move that will pose a threat to Skype and Hangouts as well as network operators.

Apps/Software February 27, 2014

Google+ goes for major overhaul, boasts 58 pct jump in users

Google announced the growth of Google+ and introduced new features for its social network.

Internet October 31, 2013

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