Tag Archive: Hangouts


Google Hangouts’ slick update is all about the browser

Google’s chat and video messaging service, Hangouts, got a whole new standalone web app on Monday afternoon. “We are launching another way to use Hangouts today,” writes Google’s Jordanna Chord on Google Plus. “From our new site you’ll be able to take advantage of the best of Hangouts in the browser, along with an inspiring […][Read More…]

Yes, Google can wiretap your Hangouts for the government

If you’re looking to plan a heist, you’d probably best stay clear of Hangouts; Google has inadvertently confirmed that its chat platform is susceptible to police and government monitoring. While the tech giant has usually kept quiet about Hangouts’ security…Read more ›

Yes, Google can wiretap your Hangouts for the government

If you’re looking to plan a heist, you’d probably best stay clear of Hangouts; Google has inadvertently confirmed that its chat platform is susceptible to police and government monitoring. While the tech giant has usually kept quiet about Hangouts’ security…Read more ›

Skype finally catches up to Google Hangouts with free group video calling

It has been a long time coming. Today Skype finally made group video calling a free feature for users on the Mac, Windows, and Xbox One. iOS is left out of the initial mix, but Skype says that it will…Read more ›

How Google Hangouts Could Rule the World

  A dark cloud hangs over the future of mobile communication: the spectre of Facebook controlling it all. It’s not likely, actually. But Facebook’s intention to purchase WhatsApp for $ 16 billion or $ 19 billion dollars (depending on whether you factor…Read more ›    

Google Hangouts For iOS Can Now Make Free Voice Calls In U.S. & Canada

Google has updated its free Hangouts iOS app with a major feature: free voice calling anywhere in the U.S. and Canada. The app now integrates Google Voice to make calls over cellular or WiFi.  If you have a Google Voice account,…Read more ›

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Google+ For iOS Update Kills Messenger For Hangouts, Integrates Drive

Google+ for iOS UpdateGoogle today updated its flagship social network app for Google+ on iOS, bringing it up to par with the recently released Android Google+ app update. The new features includes integration with Google Drive, the loss of Google Messenger in favor of Google Hangouts, and some new stuff for Apps for Business users. The Google+ mobile […]

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Google+ Messenger Gets The Chop As Focus Turns To Hangouts

Google-Messenger-HangoutsAfter Google announced Hangouts at Google I/O back in June, we suspected that Google+ Messenger’s days were numbered — and we were right. In a new Google+ update rolling out now on Android, Google is killing Google+ Messenger for good, while the iOS version will get the chop at a later date. “Now that Hangouts […]

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Google Plans To Add SMS Texting To New Hangouts App

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The new Google Hangouts app for Android and iOS is the best messaging service Google’s produced yet, but one thing that will probably prevent it from taking off is its lack of SMS support.

If you tried the Hangouts yesterday you probably noticed the amount of people you can talk to is sparse. That’s because Hangouts only uses Google+ to connect to other humans so all of your friends would have  [Read More…]

Google Hangouts Becomes A Supercharged, All-In-One Universal Messaging App For iOS, Android & Web

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What happens when Google folds GTalk, Voice, Hangouts and Google+ Messenger into one mega-app, then releases it for Android, iOS and the web, all at one go? The new Google Hangouts: Google’s universal messenging apps.

Think of Hangouts as Google’s answer to iMessage, but supercharged, and you’ve got a good idea. A atandalone app, Google Hangouts allows yout to have an on-going conversation with a circle of Google+ contacts  [Read More…]