Posts Tagged ‘Hangouts’

Hangouts can now take your Google Voice messages

Google Voice has only had a limited tie-in with Hangouts so far, but it now looks like the two are coming together in earnest. Android Police notes that you can now set up Hangouts to receive Google Voice text messages and voicemail, whether you’re…

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Hangouts in Gmail finally floats online friends to the top

Those of us who’ve been frustrated that Hangouts in Gmail has been displaying conversations in chronological order rather than who’s online are about to get some relief. Rolling out over the next few days, a new tab in the Hangouts window will allow…

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Google Voice now lets you call people using Hangouts

Google Voice is now providing the option to make calls with Hangouts. Alex Wiesen divulged the update through the company’s social networking platform, noting that the new functionality does not require a G+ account and works “even if you aren’t using Hangouts in Gmail.” The feature can be accessed by selecting Hangouts from a drop-down menu labeled “Phone to call with.” The website will then launch a separate Hangouts window, allowing conversation to take place as normal.

Hangouts is seen as Google”s solution to its fractured messaging systems, and even offers the ability to place phone calls. But while the new platform has been heralded as “the future of Google Voice,” little has been done to merge the two services. Nonetheless, the…

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Google Hangouts 2.0 for iOS redesigned with iPad tweaks, 10-second video messages

Google Hangouts just jumped a full version number on Apple hardware — the first major update since it added voice calls late last year — and 2.0 has more than just a new iOS 7-ready look. The new app is “fully optimized” for iPads, with a…

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Google Hangouts app update tweaks texts and group messaging

Since Google bundling text messages into Hangouts, it’s had its share of quirks, and the Android app’s latest update addresses a few of them. If you were aggravated by the application converting group messages to MMS by default (and the possible …

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Android 4.4 Hangouts Sms and maps location

Android 4.4 Hangouts Sms and maps location

A look at the Android 4.4 Hangouts Sms and maps functionality in action. See Nexus 5 accessories http://goo.gl/k04z9i.
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Google says it’s cracking down on third-party Google Voice apps, expanding SMS support in Hangouts early next year

Google didn’t have much to say about Google Voice integration in its Hangouts app when it announced the latest version earlier this week, but the company’s Nikhyl Singhal has filled in a few more details on his Google+ page today. Singhal notes that while the update (and its SMS support) only works …

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Can Google dominate live video with Hangouts on Air?

Today, Google is announcing a big stack of features for Hangouts on Air, a grab bag of upgrades and improvements that theoretically add up to more than the sum of their parts. Hangouts on Air, which allows individuals and small groups of people to broadcast live from their laptops or phones, has becoming a surprisingly powerful tool not just for its users, but for Google’s own image. High-profile live Hangouts with President Obama, astronauts, and Miley Cyrus have helped push the service into the spotlight and ostensibly garnered goodwill for not just Hangouts, but also Google+.

To build on that momentum, Google is updating Hangouts on Air with better production and video features for live shows, a new interface and extension platform,…

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Google Hangouts for iOS can call US & Canada for free, receive Google Voice calls

The Google Hangouts app for iOS is getting a major update this evening that gives it all new calling features on Apple’s mobile hardware. Users can call phone numbers directly from the app itself, with no charge for any calls to US & Canadian numbers (international calls work too, for a fee). If …

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Google Hangouts update teased in leaked screenshots, SMS integration incoming

Wondering what new features we’ll see once Google official unveils the Nexus 5? Android Police has a hint: an overhauled, more comprehensive Hangouts app. A pair of leaked screenshots seem to deliver on a promise Google made back in May, and show evidence of an SMS integrated hangout app. An image …

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