Video, Chat & Messaging app from Google
Google's Hangouts has managed to replace people's text messaging needs. The program allows you to do more than texting. It can also create video/audio calls over the Internet.
Send photos, videos, cards, emojis, stickers, animations, GIFs, and create and join video call groups with up to 10 people. A great perk is connecting your Google Voice account to make phone calls and sync chats to each device.
Why are Hangouts popular?
Hangouts is a great application to communicate, message, and make quality video calls - the program functions as a browser extension with full cross-platform compatibility.
Use Hangouts to sync chats on every device you own. Exchange photos/videos, view your call history and save a record of each conversation.
Group chats allow you to get up to 150 people. Each user can send messages, photos, emojis, stickers, and GIFs. Video calls are set up for up to 10 people. You can call other Hangouts users for free to different phone numbers and connect a Google Voice account. Additionally, remote management of Hangouts via Google Cloud is available.
Hangouts turn conversations into free voice calls and charge only for landline/mobile numbers calls. To make landline and mobile calls, users need to install the Google Hangouts and Hangouts Dialer apps.
Hangouts support HD-quality video. Each user gets support for 720p stable resolution. Internet connections must be at least 3.2 Mbps for Hangouts to work correctly.
Google Hangouts security
Like all other Google products, Hangouts has maximum data security. User information is not shared with third parties for purposes unrelated to Hangouts functionality, which also applies to credit determinations.
Google states that they collect the following information:
The user's location,
All authentication information (passwords, credentials, PIN code) is stored, and personal communication records are behind the user.
Google Hangouts is a handy program for chatting and video conferencing, providing access to essential calls across different mobile platforms. The interface is straightforward to navigate, with the app always functioning stably.
Android 8.0+ devices: Customized ring and chat message tones for individual classic Hangouts conversations and contacts will be removed. You can still customize general ring tones and messaging sounds for classic Hangouts by accessing Settings via the Menu section of the app.
- Easy to use
- Sync function with your Google account
- High definition video
- At least one user needs to have an account