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Google Offering Free First Minute International Calls Via Hangouts

10/28/2014, We’re sure most of us have friends and family who might be living overseas, such as for work or study reasons. Now there are many ways we can get in touch with them, such as instant messengers, VoIP, phone calls, and so on. Now for those unfamiliar,...

Google: Messenger App In Android 5.0 Is For SMS/MMS

10/15/2014, When Google announced that the Hangouts app for Android would consolidate all messages, such as messages sent and received via the Hangouts chat along with SMS and MMS messages, many were a little upset as this seemed rather messy, not to mention a bit...

Google Releases Improved Hangouts App For Desktop

10/09/2014, There is some good news today for folks who use Google Hangouts. The company today released a new update which aims to make it much more easier for users to access Hangouts on their desktop computers. This update has been developed keeping one aim in mind...

Google Voice Being Integrated Into Hangouts On Android

09/10/2014, It can be said that this has been a long time in coming, where Google has begun to look into the very real possibility of integrating Google Voice into Hangouts when it comes to the Android operating system. However, there seems to be a very good reason...

Google ‘Ultra Violet’ Leaked

08/14/2014, Google introduced Hangouts to the masses some time in the middle of last year on an official basis, and Hangouts played the role of being a replacement for Google Talk, and it has since worn the hat of being Google’s official instant messaging app....

Google Terminates SMS For Hangouts Feature

07/02/2014, For Android users who either have Android 4.4 KitKat or have upgraded to Android 4.4 KitKat, you might recall that one of the changes Google made included consolidating both SMS and Google Hangout chats in a single Hangouts app. This is fine since Apple...

Google Working To Fix Hangouts 2.1 Battery Drain Issue

05/21/2014, Don’t you just hate it when you use an app, only to find out how much of a battery drainer it is? This can be attributed to a bug in the app, or that the app was not developed properly, thus leading to battery drain of your smartphone. Unfortunately it...

Google Hangouts Outage

03/17/2014, For those of you out there who happen to use Google Hangouts as your main vehicle of choice when it comes to chatting with friends and family online, I am quite sure that you would have noticed by now that this chat service from Google has run into its...

Emoji Bug Can Cause Hangouts Android App To Crash

11/11/2013, People who use Hangouts on Android recently got good news as Google released an updated version of the app that finally brings SMS support. On the Nexus 5, the new Hangouts app is the default SMS app. The new app has been very well received, despite the...

Google Hangouts Update With SMS Support Finally Released

11/07/2013, Last month Google announced that it is finally adding SMS support to Hangouts. It has actually made a number of improvements to the app, which includes support for location sharing and animated GIFs. Google actually announced this update prior to formally...

Google Hangouts For iOS Gets Voice Integration

10/20/2013, Here’s something that might make Android users a bit jealous. Google has updated its Hangouts app for iOS and has added the ability to make phone calls. The feature was first rolled out back in July, when Hangouts on the desktop received this...

Google Hangouts Getting HD Quality Video

08/28/2013, Over the last few weeks Google has started to roll out 720p HD Hangouts video support to a subset of its users, it has been revealed today. Google’s Vice President of Engineering, Chee Chew has confirmed the move in an interview and said that this...