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Google goes after Slack with Hangouts overhaul

Google’s Hangouts work chat and videoconferencing service is undergoing some major changes to better serve businesses. The company announced Thursday that it’s going after the work group chat market as well as the group videoconferencing market even harder than before by splitting Hangouts’s functions in two. The company is diving …

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Hangouts brings app shortcuts, other tricks to Android 7.1

The latest update to Google’s Hangouts brings the app up to speed with some of the new tricks in Android 7.1. First off you’ll find that app shortcuts are finally here, allowing you to leap into a specific action with a long press on the app icon. You can also …

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Google’s Hangouts On Air is moving over to YouTube Live

At some point, Google may want to consider changing the name of its social network to Google Minus. That’s because features routinely are killed off or shifted away, with the latest being Hangouts on Air. According to a YouTube help page update, your live Hangouts broadcasts will move away from Google+ and …

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Hangouts 11 adds video messages and gets rid of merged SMS conversations

While we’re all waiting for the next-generation messaging apps from Google, Allo and Duo, Google is hard at work making sure it updates its many other messaging apps. Apparently, Google’s just going to keep making new messaging apps without retiring old ones, forever. The company just released version 11 of …

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

Google’s Hangouts app has skipped over version 9 and launched 10.0 on both Android and iOS. The update includes some platform-specific features that should make chatting with friends or coworkers a little more convenient. On the Android front, the app now supports Android Marshmallow’s direct share, which auto-suggests contacts when …

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Google: Hangouts won’t go away despite the launch of new messaging apps

Hangouts may not be a dead app walking after all. It sure seemed like the social app’s days were numbered after Google’s splashy rollout of Allo and Duo, its new fancy, AI-driven messaging and video chat apps.  But a Google spokesperson confirmed an earlier report that Hangouts is staying put in …

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Hangouts 7.0 adds quick reply for more rapid responses

< Google’s Hangouts app for Android finally has a feature that iPhone users have long enjoyed: the ability to bang out a quick reply to a message right from the notification. It’s one of several improvements that makes Google’s instant messaging app more serviceable for everyday use. There’s nothing you …

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Hangouts targets improved call quality and speed with peer-to-peer connections

< Hangouts will now seek to establish peer-to-peer connections for new calls, a move that should improve the speed and quality of connections. A Reddit user spotted the change when initiating the call recently. Also, Google launched a help page that outlines how the upgrade works, including the caveat that …

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How to merge SMS conversations in Google Hangouts

< Google’s Hangouts app can handle all your SMS conversations and instant messages so you don’t have to jump back and forth between different apps. With the nice visual update in version 4.0, there’s even more reason to take advantage of this feature. Additionally, Hangouts also can serve as the …

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