Google always finds new ways of attracting people and these include Gmail, the Chrome browser and Hangouts messenger is the latest app through which it will try to do it. Google Hangouts has been updated and it now includes new features, that will allow the user to have the best experience possible.
Google Hangouts 7.0 will no longer have the SMS feature in the near future, and the Google representatives already began to prepare its clients for the switch. When you will access the updated version of Hangouts, a message will appear that will ask you to use the Google Messenger app if you want to send an SMS. Don’t worry, as the pop up message will appear only once, when you’ll first access the new Hangouts version. Before Google launched the voice feature for Hangouts and before introducing Hangouts to SMS, Google used the same pattern. We guess the Google developers have learned their lesson when they tried to force Google+ on its users.
One of the new features of the messenger app is Quick Reply. This feature will allow you to make the best of your conversations. This has been waited for by the Hangouts users for a long time and it is a common feature for the messaging apps. When a user will receive a message, an instant floating screen will appear that will contain the preview of the message. Instead of having to go to the app and respond to the message like in the past, the user will have the possibility of responding directly to the message. This makes Hangouts a bit more efficient and its users will be glad that the app has finally updated.
Another new feature is the Add Conversation Shortcuts. To some of the users this will not be very helpful, but to the users who converse a lot, adding these shortcuts could prove to be very helpful. All you have to do is push the menu button, go to the Hangouts app, choose the conversation you want and then choose Save to Home Screen. This way you will only need to take a quick look at your home screen and you will be up to date.
Google Hangouts has been updated and this version will be available to the Android smartphones and you will have the possibility download it from Google Play as well.
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