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  1. BlackHawkA4's Avatar
    Where is your friends list from talk? How do you know how you have on your friends list and remove it?

    I like the look. Don't like that you can't tell whos online. Just shows everyone and everybody.

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    05-18-2013 01:40 PM
  2. Aquila's Avatar
    Where is your friends list from talk? How do you know how you have on your friends list and remove it?

    I like the look. Don't like that you can't tell whos online. Just shows everyone and everybody.

    Posted via Android Central App
    It'll make more sense when they add SMS, etc. It's meant to be a universal messaging app that pushes messages to people via whatever device they happen to check first, so they don't need to be online; similar to how you can't necessary tell if someone you send a text to is online or not; they just get it and respond at leisure.
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    05-18-2013 01:53 PM
  3. Andyvalver's Avatar
    Rather than starting another hangouts thread I'll ask within yours.

    Is video chat really laggy for everyone? I've tried it twice and its pretty much unusable. Its a killer feature too. Hangouts good be great.

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    05-18-2013 05:22 PM
  4. Jo5329's Avatar
    I want to know why all my 1000+ Facebook friends showed up since I do not have them synced with anything on my phones?

    I only use this program (Talk) for communication between my husband and myself since we do not have unlimited SMS.

    Also, ALL my contacts showed up -- even my dentist ???? Excuse me? I have business addressed and phone numbers in my contacts list and they all showed up on Hangouts. There is no way to stop that.

    I uninstalled and am looking for another program my husband and I can use besides Talk/Hangout. We don't have "meetings" or "face to face" chats .. we use it to tell each other we're leaving work heading home, or stop and get some soda, etc. That's it.
    05-18-2013 05:35 PM
  5. gabbott's Avatar

    I like the look. Don't like that you can't tell whos online. Just shows everyone and everybody.

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    Here is a good write up someone did regarding the whole online status thing

    http://www.nickrock.me/google/google...-vs-connected/
    05-18-2013 06:51 PM
  6. HOLLYWOODANT215's Avatar
    Video chat works flawless for me.... And so happy to have color emojis

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Android Central Forums
    05-18-2013 07:03 PM
  7. BlackHawkA4's Avatar
    Here is a good write up someone did regarding the whole online status thing

    http://www.nickrock.me/google/google...-vs-connected/
    That's fine an all. I still want my talk friends list. So I know who actually has talk and who doesnt. And I have my friends list of just me and my 5 friends who have talk.

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    05-19-2013 12:17 AM
  8. ttwiitch's Avatar
    It'll make more sense when they add SMS, etc. It's meant to be a universal messaging app that pushes messages to people via whatever device they happen to check first, so they don't need to be online; similar to how you can't necessary tell if someone you send a text to is online or not; they just get it and respond at leisure.
    This.

    Sent from my Galaxy S3
    05-19-2013 12:21 AM
  9. sos710m's Avatar
    That's fine an all. I still want my talk friends list. So I know who actually has talk and who doesnt. And I have my friends list of just me and my 5 friends who have talk.

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    This is my issue. Not all my friends use talk just bc they have a Gmail account and I don't wanna waste my time sending a video chat request to my husband while he is working or isn't on his tablet. It was nice to have a green light so I'd know he is there.
    05-19-2013 01:16 PM
  10. BlackHawkA4's Avatar
    This is my issue. Not all my friends use talk just bc they have a Gmail account and I don't wanna waste my time sending a video chat request to my husband while he is working or isn't on his tablet. It was nice to have a green light so I'd know he is there.
    I was just on the google+ website. Shows a green bar under people who are online. Why doesnt the phone do this. Hmm.

    Like I said though I'm fine with not having that. But I want my friend list. I don't want Google to make one for me. Says frequent contacts. Has people on there I haven't spoken to in years.

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    05-19-2013 02:47 PM
  11. BlackHawkA4's Avatar
    Ok messing with hangouts on here and talk on another phone. When I signed on the picture of that person lights up brighter. When they are off its faded. Only on the add menu. If there Is no picture the grey background is lighter when off darker when on.

    Wish it did this in the message menu.

    Now I just need a friends list.

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    05-19-2013 03:33 PM
  12. robsawalker's Avatar
    I think it looks pretty awful, and how does it select the six contacts it shows at the t top? Totally weird selection. And no SMS means utterly useless took me and almost everyone I know. And they spent years developing this? Someone needs sacking big time.

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    05-19-2013 04:08 PM
  13. BlackHawkA4's Avatar
    I think it looks pretty awful, and how does it select the six contacts it shows at the t top? Totally weird selection. And no SMS means utterly useless took me and almost everyone I know. And they spent years developing this? Someone needs sacking big time.

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    Yea. Where do the 6 come from. And it takes a long time to launch. I think I want a windows phone. Google is getting to self automated.

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    05-19-2013 04:31 PM
  14. LegalAmerican's Avatar
    I want to know why everything isn't perfect on an app that's less than a week old!!!

    Relax everyone. Let's allow Google time to make quality updates before we lose our minds.

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    05-19-2013 04:38 PM
  15. BlackHawkA4's Avatar
    I want to know why everything isn't perfect on an app that's less than a week old!!!

    Relax everyone. Let's allow Google time to make quality updates before we lose our minds.

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    Mhmm. An app that replaced an app that was years old and removed the main features from it besides the ability to send messages.

    I've been using Google talk since it was an beta desktop program for windows.

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    05-19-2013 04:58 PM
  16. mech1164's Avatar
    I was hoping for more from this app. I already have too many apps for this. Many don't use any one of them in particular. It needs proper GV and SMS integration. Just spamming my friends to get this app is not gonna fly here. Until that is done it's just a big fail.

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk 2
    05-19-2013 05:13 PM
  17. BlackHawkA4's Avatar
    I was hoping for more from this app. I already have too many apps for this. Many don't use any one of them in particular. It needs proper GV and SMS integration. Just spamming my friends to get this app is not gonna fly here. Until that is done it's just a big fail.

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk 2
    Google is so bent on everyone using google+ I'm not sure why. Since then they are so big on spamming you to death to use certain things and automating processes. I'm getting sick of it.

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    05-19-2013 05:16 PM
  18. dylanrod24's Avatar
    Rather than starting another hangouts thread I'll ask within yours.

    Is video chat really laggy for everyone? I've tried it twice and its pretty much unusable. Its a killer feature too. Hangouts good be great.

    Posted via Android Central App
    Is Hangouts laggy on your phone or computer? I use my phone most the time but when I do use the computer it is laggy but I thought it was just my internet connection.

    Sent from my XT907
    05-19-2013 05:45 PM
  19. ttwiitch's Avatar
    I don't know what the issue is with everyone and Hangouts.....

    Seriously, its not "complete" but its a great start. People come in here blabbing out complaints without scrolling up, and reading previous posts where explanations were posted.

    When you text someone do u know if they are there???! No. You just wait for an answer! Well this is the same idea of Hangouts. You will only see the person's square lid or grayed out to identify when they are within the app, looking, reading and/or typing, or NOT.

    Relax people. I am one to agree it should have been released with SMS integration so it would all make more sense, but that's just around the corner. In the meantime I'm LOVING it. Its fast, smooth, great emojis, you see the animation while waiting when the other person is typing, and video call quality is phenomenal from my experience.

    Relax :thumbup:



    Sent from my Galaxy S3
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    05-19-2013 08:20 PM
  20. mbar9607's Avatar
    I tried hangouts and didn't care for it so I restored a backup and went back to talk until hangouts gets more updates

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk 2
    05-19-2013 08:31 PM
  21. BlackHawkA4's Avatar
    But how do you go backwards? Just because when you text someone you don't know when they are on why take it away from something that already had it.
    Back in the day my phone phone use to ring. Couldnt tell you who it was till I picked it up. Now everything has called Id. If they put out phones without caller id I'm pretty sure youd be saying the same thing.

    And all that aside. The biggest complaint would be the friends list. Without that what is it.... Just a list of your phone contacts. Random frequent contacts. Some of which I havent spoken to in years.

    Give me back my friends list of people I add. Not who Google feels like or thinks you should.

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    05-19-2013 08:31 PM
  22. ttwiitch's Avatar
    But how do you go backwards? Just because when you text someone you don't know when they are on why take it away from something that already had it.
    Back in the day my phone phone use to ring. Couldnt tell you who it was till I picked it up. Now everything has called Id. If they put out phones without caller id I'm pretty sure youd be saying the same thing.

    And all that aside. The biggest complaint would be the friends list. Without that what is it.... Just a list of your phone contacts. Random frequent contacts. Some of which I havent spoken to in years.

    Give me back my friends list of people I add. Not who Google feels like or thinks you should.

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    You obviously don't understand it still, much less what I wrote.

    You feel like that because it still does not have SMS integration. They took away the friend list with online off/on view for that exact reason, so toy can send someone a message regardless if they are there or not....and they will still receive it.

    Very different from the caller ID concept u speak of.

    Sent from my Galaxy S3
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    05-19-2013 09:21 PM
  23. BlackHawkA4's Avatar
    You obviously don't understand it still, much less what I wrote.

    You feel like that because it still does not have SMS integration. They took away the friend list with online off/on view for that exact reason, so toy can send someone a message regardless if they are there or not....and they will still receive it.

    Very different from the caller ID concept u speak of.

    Sent from my Galaxy S3
    Either witch way. I like the way facebook messenger handles sms and messenger together. Shows your facebook friends in a list. And your phone is separate.

    Hangouts doesn't even show your google+ friends in a managable list.

    Leave talk alone. It wasn't doing anything to anyone. At least leave it in the app.

    Its like if it were 1995. And you were using email. And one day they came and said nope. Its gone. Use aim now.

    How do you replace an application and its features with another one without leaving in the features. Google is force feeding their bull now. You don't like it. O well.

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    05-19-2013 10:00 PM
  24. mech1164's Avatar
    You obviously don't understand it still, much less what I wrote.

    You feel like that because it still does not have SMS integration. They took away the friend list with online off/on view for that exact reason, so toy can send someone a message regardless if they are there or not....and they will still receive it.

    Very different from the caller ID concept u speak of.

    Sent from my Galaxy S3
    And this is exactly why it's such a big fail. At bare minimum this needed both GV and SMS. Instead we got a gussied up IM app that many don't have and depending on what device they are using would not be able to use. As much as SMS is a pita to still use it is ubiquitous with most people now. One of the things hampering imessages is that it's Apple only. Google did right by being on that to but without what I mentioned earlier most will pass on it instead and just keep using imessages.

    What scares me is they say what we are missing will be in soon. Thing is Google has a habit of not following through and just forgetting it. Lets see if they can complete this.

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk 2
    05-19-2013 10:04 PM
  25. BlackHawkA4's Avatar
    And this is exactly why it's such a big fail. At bare minimum this needed both GV and SMS. Instead we got a gussied up IM app that many don't have and depending on what device they are using would not be able to use. As much as SMS is a pita to still use it is ubiquitous with most people now. One of the things hampering imessages is that it's Apple only. Google did right by being on that to but without what I mentioned earlier most will pass on it instead and just keep using imessages.

    What scares me is they say what we are missing will be in soon. Thing is Google has a habit of not following through and just forgetting it. Lets see if they can complete this.

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk 2
    I just like how they put new things out and are always like well have this soon or next time. But we were too lazy to do it now or finish it.

    Posted via Android Central App
    05-19-2013 10:07 PM
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