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Hangouts 10.0 is improving its sharing capabilities on both Android and iOS

’s app has skipped over version 9 and launched 10.0 on both and .

The update includes some platform-specific features that should make chatting with friends or coworkers a little more convenient. On the front, the app now supports Marshmallow’s direct share, which auto-suggests contacts when you use the sharing menu.

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On , the iTunes changelog lists two new key features: link sharing to invite others to a call and support for universal links.

The latter means you can tap on a link from another app and the developer can configure it to take you right to a conversation. With link sharing, you can now send a link that invites someone directly to a Hangout. 

Version 10.0 is rolling out to the Play Store and App Store.

The story behind the story: Google is still tinkering away with Hangouts, but the big change on the horizon is the debut of the new messaging/video pair: Allo and Duo. Google says that despite all the nifty new features coming in those Hangouts will stick around, especially since Hangouts is part of the Google for Work suite.

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