Google Hangouts 4.0 App is Out on iOS, Here’s Whats New
Google Hangouts just got updated with the version 4.0 and there is a lot that has changed.
Now I do understand that there are people would say that there are better alternatives to it but Google is actually trying to get things better. So let’s see what has changed in the app.
First off, if you open up the chat window you will see that the chats are now marked by a darker shade of green making messages more prominent. On the same page you will see that instead of the old attachments icon they now have four options for the type of file you wish to send.
The old drop down menu has been changed to a standard navigation panel; go to the contacts page and you will see that instead of your picture on the top it features the navigation panel. Also, there is a new “plus” button that lets you start a new hangout – the button is floating.
Thankfully, they have reduced the text and icon size on the messages page. Attachments optinos will not open up a new page but open up atop the keyboard like the photos option that you can use by swiping left and right.
Google Hangouts’ camera now has a mini camera view finder, you don’t go to a whole new screen that takes you away from the message you are typing.
From the dialer they have removed tabs, and changed the dial button to an iPhone lookalike (what?) also the contacts on the dialer can now be closed.
So tell us what do you think of the new Google Hangouts app? Have you tried it, will you recommend it?
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