Nearly twelve years after its introduction, the once popular chat application Google Talk — more commonly known as Gchat — was officially discontinued on Monday. Google announced its decision to kill off the app back in March, revealing that Google Hangouts would completely take the place of Google Talk on June 26th. And good riddance. …
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Google has built, launched, and forgotten about so many chat platforms over the years that it’s getting hard to keep track of them all. When the company has a new idea on the communications front, rather than build it into an existing app as an additional feature it usually just launches a whole new app. …
Google’s Android messaging application is getting a well-deserved update which should fix several design and user interface complaints. A first look at Hangouts 4.0 reveals that various changes are in the works to improve its overall layout and structure, although a release date for it isn’t yet available.
Even though Hangouts is an encrypted Google service, it turns out that the user’s privacy isn’t as protected as initially believed. Police can still get access to what happens in the popular texting and video chatting tool that many Internet users including Android device owners access on a regular basis.
Whether you only use Google Hangouts on occasion or it’s your primary means of online communication, there are probably a few tips and tricks within Google’s popular platform that you haven’t seen. Business Insider published a feature on Friday pointing out several of these tricks, from undocumented emoji to simplified language translation.
Google on Wednesday announced a special update for its Hangouts app that will offer users various interesting new features, including an awesome new smart tool to help users better focus on communicating with friends and family, rather than dealing with other smartphone chores when having to answer to certain questions.
Everyone loves the idea of being able to make free international calls on their phones and now Google is letting you do so… but only for a minute. Google this week announced that “the first minute of calls to phone numbers in twenty-five different countries is now free” if you make those calls using Google’s …
Google has purchased Emu, a smart chat application for mobile devices that can pepper messaging conversations with useful information mined from the users’ personal data, but also help the search giant get even more data from Google services users, and deliver ads inside chats at some point in the future, Wired reports.
Google has released a new major update for its Android chat application, Android Police reports, including several interesting features. Hangouts 2.1 for Android brings SMS improvements and a homescreen widget, Google’s Mike Dodd wrote on Google+, with the main feature of this update being Merged conversations. Starting with Hangouts 2.1, SMS and Hangouts conversations with the …