At the beginning of this application, the main thing about Google Hangouts was that it allowed integration with SMS and MMS so that we can have all the messages on the same platform but well differentiated from each other so as not to confuse us. The application will make it clear that conversations are from Hangouts and which ones with SMS. In the contact list will also tell us when starting a conversation if it will be normal or in Google Hangouts. Integration with SMS is optional, the user has to activate it.
Hangouts is already compatible with GIFs
GIFs are in fashion, so there are many platforms that have implemented this format of images compatible with their services. With all these new updates that have Google Hangouts features support for GIFs and informs us that it has a very good GIF animated support allowing us to share them with our contacts, which is a good response to animated stickers before competition, these updates also allows us to share our Location, set a mood and indicate which electronic device we are using as (Phone, Tablet or Computer) and if we are busy on a call or video call.
The bad news that we have to our users is that this tool will be in full functionality free for devices that run on the Android operating system.
Update our Google Hangouts:
If you are one of our users and you want to upgrade to the new version offered by Hangouts we can only tell you to be patient, because this update may not be free for all. The data package is most likely to be expanded progressively in different countries, as is generally the case in these cases. It may take a couple of days to be available around the world.
If you want to check if the update is already available and you have not been notified, you can do the following:
- From your mobile phone, go to the Google Play Store.
- Tap My Apps and Games. Then check to see if Hangouts appears as a pending upgrade.
- If so, click on the Update option.
Note: Remember that you must be connected to a wireless network such as WiFi to get all the updates.