Google’s Hangouts app has just been updated with a bunch of new features that will make it easier and smarter to use!
Included in the update are:
– 16 new sticker packs (screenshots attached), and some easter eggs (try
“woot” “hahaha” or “happy birthday”) so you have new ways to share what is
on their mind – pictures are worth 1000 words!
– Video calls are getting some extra flair with new video filters
including sepia, vignette, black & white, and more – swipe on mobile to
pick your style…
– Contacts will have “last seen” timestamps so you never have to ask “you there?” again.
– When a friend asks you where you are, share your location in just one click with smart suggestion location sharing
– When someone types “where are you” you are prompted with a one click option to drop a pin.
Hangouts will also now suggest quick replies to you when communicating with your contents, as well as having the ability to connect with your contacts using their phone number. Previously, you connected using a contacts’ email address, but if they have opted-in to phone discovery in Hangouts, you’ll now be able to find them easier.
You should begin to see the update to Hangouts roll out to a Google Play Store near you shortly.