Google Hangouts for Android gets an update, bringing Material Design and more

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Google has released an update to the Hangouts Android app, bringing a Material Design overhaul, which came to iOS back in June. Design-wise, it refers to Inbox, with a Floating Action Button and Suggested People list, adding a number of fluid animations that look and feel great on Lollipop.

Like the iOS version, attachment sharing has also been simplified. Users can quickly select from photos in their gallery, or quickly post an emoji, sticker, GIF, or location widget within a conversation.

Hangouts is considerably faster, less buggy, and more battery conservative than it used to be. Google says it has been “obsessively fixing bugs and speeding up message delivery to make Hangouts faster and more reliable.”

Custom status updates have returned from the old Google Talk, along with outbound caller ID when initiating a phone call from Hangouts Dialer, the optional phone call companion to Google Hangouts.

The update is rolling out slowly to the Play Store over the next few days.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row seperator_indeed_locker=”” lk_t=”ism_template_1″ lk_io=”default” lk_dm=”0″ lk_thm=”0″ lk_tuo=”0″ lk_dt=”

 

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Updated: August 10, 2015
Category: Communication
Price: Free
Requirements: Varies
Developer: Google
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