1. kingfisher171's Avatar
    I am constantly praising Google's Hangouts as in my opinion it is far superior to stuff used previously, ie messenger, skype and have found that whichever we use, phone, laptop or tablet, the sheer simplicity of it all, make it our favourite.

    But, just in case I've missed anything, do you know of any of it's failings, if indeed it has any?
    05-03-2014 03:52 AM
  2. Vsweety's Avatar
    I am constantly praising Google's Hangouts as in my opinion it is far superior to stuff used previously, ie messenger, skype and have found that whichever we use, phone, laptop or tablet, the sheer simplicity of it all, make it our favourite.

    But, just in case I've missed anything, do you know of any of it's failings, if indeed it has any?
    Yes, Hangouts has a fundamental flaw: it's in Google's walled garden. I don't like walled gardens.
    05-03-2014 05:46 AM
  3. tdawg00's Avatar
    FB messenger works way better and looks better as well. But the IOS version of Hangouts looks greats! I dont understand Google at times. Let us have one app that actually makes us glad we got rid of the old one.
    05-03-2014 12:08 PM
  4. tony bag o donuts's Avatar
    I don't like how when I select a photo from my gallery and hit share hangouts only let's me send it to one person. If I open hangouts then attach photo it works. Also half of my iPhone friends never get my messages.

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    05-03-2014 04:27 PM
  5. tdawg00's Avatar
    I don't like how when I select a photo from my gallery and hit share hangouts only let's me send it to one person. If I open hangouts then attach photo it works. Also half of my iPhone friends never get my messages.

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    The need to solidify features and remove all the animations and transitions in the app. FUNCTION should be the focus.
    05-03-2014 05:13 PM
  6. retsaw's Avatar
    Hangouts is the only instant messaging program I use (if you don't count regular SMS), I just use it for Ingress related chat, so I can't compare it to others IM apps, but:

    It's too easy to start a video call. There should be a way to disable video calls (perhaps on a per hangout basis) so you can't hit it accidentally, and also a confirmation that is what you want to do. I have found an app to block the button, but it shouldn't be needed.

    I also think they should make it easier to turn off notifications for individual hangouts.

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    05-03-2014 05:46 PM
  7. Vsweety's Avatar
    half of my iPhone friends never get my messages.
    That wouldn't happen if you use either Telegram or Viber. Both free apps.
    05-03-2014 11:10 PM
  8. tony bag o donuts's Avatar
    Yep use viber too....

    Sent from my SCH-I605 using Tapatalk
    05-04-2014 10:47 PM
  9. tony bag o donuts's Avatar
    Isn't there a way in hangouts to tell if someone read your message or not? I thought that at mobile world congress the gang said if read the recipient pic goes Grey?

    Sent from my SCH-I605 using Tapatalk
    07-28-2014 07:36 AM
  10. cgardnervt's Avatar
    Isn't there a way in hangouts to tell if someone read your message or not? I thought that at mobile world congress the gang said if read the recipient pic goes Grey?

    Sent from my SCH-I605 using Tapatalk
    If there avatar is BELOW the message then that is showing they have in fact read or saw the message. It ONLY works in Hangouts. NOT SMS. Now how realistic is it? I don't know. I wouldn't trust that as your end all by any means. More of an idea.
    07-28-2014 08:22 AM

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