Hangouts Wiki

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Rated 4.24857 From 68,906 Votes
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  • Last Updated: 2021-06-03
  • New version: 38.1
  • File size: 135.18 MB
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 12.0 or later. and Android 4.4. KitKat or later


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Hangouts is an iPhone and Android Social Networking App, made by Google LLC. Today, it has gone through many interations by the developers - Google LLC, with the latest current version being 38.1 which was officially released on 2021-06-03. As a testament to the app's popularity or lack thereof, it has gathered a total of 68,906 Reviews on the Apple App Store alone, with an average user rating of 4.24857 out of a possible 5 stars.

How does it Work?

Use Hangouts to keep in touch. Message friends, start free video or voice calls, and hop on a conversation with one person or a group. Say more with photos, stickers, and emoji. • Include all your friends with group chats for up to 150 people. • Say more with status messages, photos, emoji, stickers, and animated GIFs. • Turn any conversation into a free group video call with up to 10 friends. • Call any phone number in the world (and all calls to other Hangouts users are free!). • Connect your Google Voice account for phone number, SMS, and voicemail integration. • Keep in touch with friends across all your devices. • Message friends anytime, even if they're offline. • Manage mobile app remotely with Google Cloud. Note: Mobile carrier and ISP charges may apply. Calls to Hangouts users are free, but other calls might be charged.

Top Reviews

  • 5 stars

    By henry sophie
    I like it because I’m in the school and I have a best friend and it’s literally perfect and I got to call her and talk her make a funny emoji’s and you can even send your pictures on your iPad or phone and you can make pictures like pictures like what you’re doing and you can make videos for five minutes which is cool but can you like maybe like 10 minutes but I don’t really care I think it’s really awesome I think everyone should have it I recommend it it’s literally perfect and I think that it’s literally their cars only computers and laptops get to have a chat like to hang out but only iPads and phones and other tablets out there cannot but if you download this thing it is literally awesome I recommend you get this again I recommend you I literally recommend you this is the best thing ever and and I think this app should be five stars not five star for stars three stars or one star who cares who cares if there’s no Internet and you can chat with your friends is because Internet to because my friend she has Internet right but I don’t and then she’s texting me I can’t ask I cannot answer or see what you’re saying or even called but the only problem is that it’s yeah so I set my friends on the vacations and stuff like when I’m in a game like Roblox and it’s not letting me know if she’s answering on me or not and it’s kind of like sad because I don’t get to talk to her OK bye I love you hangouts!!!!!
  • Google has ruined Hangouts

    By vgdeg
    Before the most recent update, there were occasional bugs. Enough to make me give them a four star. From various things such as when you join a call, it would act as if you were receiving a call for over five seconds and you couldn’t hear nor talk. Other bugs included some inducing whence sending photos and videos, as well as the extremely poor quality in all videos (though this is not a bug, just the way that the app is.) What has further lowered my rating on Hangouts is their most recent update. The update now requires you to set a google meet in order to call or FaceTime. This is most infuriating in group chats, because it sends a message with a link, but most people do not suspect a call unless they actually hear a REAL CALL. Google meet (just use it and you’ll see) is not at all practical for casual conversation, nor official meetings, and is still very clunky and even MORE BUGGY. Much of this you have to use to understand. I’m still going to use the app. I have to. Hangouts is strong in the area of connecting more people than ever, because all you need is a Gmail or some school emails (though school emails are a bit limited, they can’t send photos or videos, but that is understandable.) I’m just disappointed that Google is valuing Google meet over the people. I hope this review was helpful, and congrats for reaching the end!
  • Hangouts

    By jerry lord simon
    Hangouts is cool and you can add a lot of people to chat with! But there is a just a teeny little problem, we can call each other but still chat in the call not go into the hangouts app just staying at the call and not leaving to go chat in the normal place. You have to go try on the computer to do it and sometimes you can't hear your friends voice sometimes. But I love it still no matter how good or bad it is! And you can log into any account but at the beginning you have to use gmail. But my friends at school have been sending invites in my school account and i didn't know i could make another account and that i didn't know my school email would work! That's why hangouts is still good and it will always be forever! At least it is bad and PLEASE DON'T GET RID OF THIS. I say that because i don't have every friend i can talk to on messages and that's why i also use hangouts so i can talk with other friends! So if you do get rid of this i am going to help raise this level. (i love is so l'm still giving it a 5 star rating because even with teeny problems, you have to ignore then to help go do the right thing and don't do the bad !)
  • Hangouts - College Buds from all parts of the Country- still best friends

    By Bryan_johnson23
    So... I graduated college in 2009 from University of Oklahoma. I had a group of 8 guys that were best of friends. We all moved to various parts of the country afterwards for jobs, girls, etc. We were out of touch for a few years - except for the occasional Fantasy Football trash talking during 4 months/yr. We joined Hangouts in 2012 and have been chatting on this daily (yes... daily) since then. Marriages, kids & all of life’s struggles & achievements have been chronicled since. There may only be a few short chats a day or entire pages & pages of back & forth. Google Hangouts has been the one place that has kept us guys connected and best of friends since college. Also, probably the reason we could never run for office one day if we but that’s neither here nor there. Highly recommend this chatting app and hope it never goes away. Lastly, one of the only apps I know that offers Video Chat for up to 10 people at once. We’ve played fantasy football bets & drinking games on more than a few occasions with all 8 of us on the video chat. Super Cool.
  • Great but...

    By Milly Bobby Brown EL
    This app is great because my mom has a Samsung and so I can’t call her through my iPad so this app is great because you can communicate with anyone you want no matter what brand it is but than one day I got a message that said that Hangouts will be removing calling and that’s one of the BIG reasons I have this app and so I ended up just getting a different app called TextMe (5 star app) now they got a new app to call but it is sooooo complicated just to call one person and another bad thing about this app is that I never get the notifications for it so I always miss everyone’s call and than they get mad at me and start thinking that I’m ignoring them but I’m not and I went to my notifications for this app and it said that they were on and my ringer is ALWAYS all the way up so I wouldn’t get this app if your looking for an app with good calling because it is also really glitchy when I CAN call someone so like I said don’t get this app if your looking for a calling app by the way if you are reading up to here thank you so much for reading all of this you are a great person and I know that I wrote a lot but it is all filled with facts so I give this app a 3 star rating! Thanks for reading this! Bye!
  • My experience with hangouts

    By Masonf921
    I really enjoy the hangouts application, it allows me to stay in contact with people and allows me to keep in touch with those who don’t have phones or anything of that sort, I use a screen reader, voiceover, on the iPhone, and it’s definitely accessible, the improvements though, I just wish that whenever you send a message the text box where you would type your message still appears, I also miss the former version of the hangouts calling feature where it was people where you would just click a button and it would call directly, where is now with the Google meet platform integrated, you have to start a whole new meeting and then allow people to join, I personally am not fond of this feature because I would essentially click the video call button and not know what to do from there, please bring back the old way of calling, as I’m not fond of this new operation. But all in all, it’s a great application just with these minor improvements, I hope you will consider this please and thank you for reading my review. Regards, Mason.
  • Thank you Google!

    By XxGalaxyxX94
    Hai google! Some of my friends aren’t old enough to have a phone number, so they use Google Hangouts to talk to me! You can FaceTime, Voice call, send pictures and more. I do have one complaint, if a friend updates there google name or profile picture I have to update the app!! Very frustrating... if you do have a phone number you can make a new contact, add a friends email, and then change the name to whatever you want it to be! You then have to update the app. That’s just a trick I picked up :) If your an adult and ate thinking about downloading this app for them I have a few things to say.. you can be texted by any person who has your email, but before they can chat with you, you have to accept there request. On Google Hangouts there is no access to the internet, unless somebody sends you a link. I love this app! Oh!! I almost forgot!! You can make a group chat and video call them all, and if you don’t wanna show your face you can mute yourself and turn off your camera. I’m running out of space so I'm gonna stop writing. Shine on Google Hangouts!! ⭐️💝
  • Hangouts features/flexibility beat Duo

    By SysOp404
    Is a laugh to read all the fake reviews and nonsense that kids are writing to hype Duo. Hangouts is obviously a full-featured, all-around cross-platform app, while Duo is little more than a one-trick pony (OK... let's give it the two-trick benefit-of-doubt here.) Hangouts allows voice calls with all mobile and landline voice numbers, with no Hangouts app needed by the other parties. Hangouts supports texting between any phone numbers that allow texting - again without a Hangouts app needed by the others. Hangouts ONLY requires using the app or website to do video calls with others. The quality of Duo video IS generally better than Hangouts video, but that alone certainly doesn't make up for Duo's major limitation of no connectivity of any kind, to most phone numbers. (Duo uses phone numbers only for identifying which Duo apps to connect together.) ALL parties must be using a Duo app or the website. You definitely won't be calling all phone numbers with the very limited Duo app.
  • Very glitchy

    By KiwiWatermelon🥝🍉
    I use this app to talk to people online and on my phone which is pretty great! It's straightforward to use and I've been using it for a long time. It does have problems, though. The app shrinks images/cannot send videos (in my experience). The main problem for me is that like other Google products, it stops functioning after a period of time using it and then I have to delete it and redownload (looking at you, Gboard). After a period of time using it, certain people's profile pictures start turning into letters until eventually all of them are letters instead of the actual profile picture. I also recall that it used to be that if you read messages on the computer, the notifications for the app would go away, but now I need to open the app in order for the messages to be marked as read on my phone after I've seen them on my computer. In general the notifications are wonky. It also shows notifications for when you send something via Hangouts through another app, such as a photo from the photos app. I don't know if this is intentional or not, but I find it annoying.
  • Having issues

    By YMFDM
    I really like the app for the fact that it allows me to stay in contact with my girlfriend while she is deployed overseas to some less than desirable locations. What I don’t like is that the only way I get message notifications is if I have the phone unlocked and the app open. Otherwise, I have no idea when she sends a message. I’ve checked my notification settings many times. I’ve even deleted and reinstalled the app a couple times. Another minor annoyance is the refresh time. Most evenings I open the app on the phone and iPad both so we can have something close to a real-time conversation. I have to continually exit out of and re-enter the app on both devices in order to get the latest messages in a timely manner. If not, there may be a 30-90 second delay between when it shows up on one until it shows up on the other. For us this is a big issue because we have a very limited amount of time together when we get to chat. Maximizing the time available is quite important. Other than that, I think it’s pretty good.

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