1. onthecouchagain's Avatar
    Is anyone else's Google hangouts not updating their conversations properly? Messages I send don't show up in the chat unless I exit the conversation and then go back in. What gives? Is this something with hangouts or the s6? Like maybe the ram management thing?

    Anyone else?

    And while we're in it, is it me or did the Google keyboard get noticeably worse too? Auto correct isn't as accurate or reliable anymore. I also notice they've removed the aggressive auto correct feature.

    What's going on? Anyone else?
    acles003 and sleepy_dad like this.
    10-01-2015 08:39 AM
  2. mlrz24's Avatar
    Hangouts is still around? Such a crappy product

    Posted via the Android Central App
    10-01-2015 08:46 AM
  3. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    Yes that is an issue that they have said is supposedly supposed to be fixed when Marshmallow is released. Thru are planning a Hangouts update for that day.
    onthecouchagain likes this.
    10-01-2015 08:54 AM
  4. Jaysus's Avatar
    Is anyone else's Google hangouts not updating their conversations properly? Messages I send don't show up in the chat unless I exit the conversation and then go back in. What gives? Is this something with hangouts or the s6? Like maybe the ram management thing?
    I am having the same issue on a different device.
    10-01-2015 09:00 AM
  5. am1983's Avatar
    I reverted back to the older version because of the annoying lag and conversations not updating. Terrible update!
    10-01-2015 09:35 AM
  6. loraque's Avatar
    I thought it was just me. I was leaving it at the conversation view so I could see new messages, but I am now trying the Samsung Messaging app for the first time instead.
    10-01-2015 11:32 AM
  7. onthecouchagain's Avatar
    Thanks for the replies.

    What's up with Google lately. I feel like they're getting a little sloppy.

    Anyone else feel like the keyboard is weaker now too??
    10-01-2015 01:22 PM
  8. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    They have always been that way with their apps. There is like one person working on Hangouts.

    For apps, Google is always "break three things to fix one".
    10-01-2015 01:40 PM
  9. Kalvin Kerns's Avatar
    Yeah, I would love to see one text/video chat option to rule them all in Android as there is in ios, but Google apparently doesn't want to be that solution. At least not with hangouts or messenger...they both suck.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    10-01-2015 01:50 PM
  10. chezm's Avatar
    Yes, I am experiencing the issue as well..super annoying.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    10-01-2015 05:48 PM
  11. acles003's Avatar
    Been experiencing it for awhile now, like over a month. Super annoying.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G920A using Tapatalk
    10-02-2015 11:27 AM
  12. Ryan_W's Avatar
    Is anyone else's Google hangouts not updating their conversations properly? Messages I send don't show up in the chat unless I exit the conversation and then go back in. What gives? Is this something with hangouts or the s6? Like maybe the ram management thing?

    Anyone else?

    And while we're in it, is it me or did the Google keyboard get noticeably worse too? Auto correct isn't as accurate or reliable anymore. I also notice they've removed the aggressive auto correct feature.

    What's going on? Anyone else?
    Myself, my wife, and about half a dozen others I play a game with all report this exact bug. We all uninstalled updates to revert to 3.x. I have also noticed the keyboard is harder to use. If you go very slowly and carefully it's OK.
    10-04-2015 04:54 PM
  13. Mad Spoons's Avatar
    Is anyone else's Google hangouts not updating their conversations properly? Messages I send don't show up in the chat unless I exit the conversation and then go back in. What gives? Is this something with hangouts or the s6? Like maybe the ram management thing?

    Anyone else?
    Yes. I'm getting this, too. I think it's everyone, sadly.

    Awful.
    10-04-2015 08:02 PM
  14. Mad Spoons's Avatar
    Yeah, I would love to see one text/video chat option to rule them all in Android as there is in ios, but Google apparently doesn't want to be that solution. At least not with hangouts or messenger...they both suck.
    The closest thing I've found to that is FB Messenger. I use it for everything. Fact is, it's cross-platform and widely adopted in a way that pretty much nothing else is, at least here in the States.
    10-04-2015 08:03 PM
  15. RFclipse's Avatar
    I've been experiencing the same Hangouts issue described for the past couple weeks, but over the past two days it's gotten much worse.

    Now, I can see messages and text in the message list, but when I open a conversation, there is no text. Just an empty screen with the person's name at the top. I've also noticed that when this issue happens, multiple version of the same person's name appears at the top of the blank conversation window. The names are separated with a "|" symbol.

    Sometimes I get a pop-up that says something like, "Conversation history is now on". After i try to send a message, I get another pop-up that says, "Your message is queued and will be delivered soon."

    Most times the message never goes through.

    I've cleared data/cache and uninstalled updates, but the same issue remains.

    Any suggestions?

    Posted via the Android Central App
    10-07-2015 11:39 AM
  16. Almeuit's Avatar
    Any suggestions?
    Not much any of us can do. Either go to an older version or wait for the update. There should be an update soon for Hangouts which I am hoping should fix these issues.
    10-07-2015 12:24 PM
  17. RFclipse's Avatar
    Are others also experiencing the issue I've described above that renders the app basically useless?

    Posted via the Android Central App
    10-07-2015 12:26 PM
  18. PatyEw's Avatar
    Hi, I'm from Brazil (sorry the english), I was trying to figure out the hangout bugs you guys are telling here, that annoying lag to send text messages and everything else... I thought it was my mobile, but reading about this here makes me feel "better". I uninstalled the latest version, seems to work.
    Actually, my mobile as well started to present some "bugs" since Oct 1st, but I don't know is has something to do with Hangout app, google's changes or even if they're preparing the scenario to Marshmallow and in this pre-season everything seems to show bugs.

    Thanks!
    10-07-2015 01:05 PM
  19. Velireon's Avatar
    I've been experiencing the same Hangouts issue described for the past couple weeks, but over the past two days it's gotten much worse.

    Now, I can see messages and text in the message list, but when I open a conversation, there is no text. Just an empty screen with the person's name at the top. I've also noticed that when this issue happens, multiple version of the same person's name appears at the top of the blank conversation window. The names are separated with a "|" symbol.

    Sometimes I get a pop-up that says something like, "Conversation history is now on". After i try to send a message, I get another pop-up that says, "Your message is queued and will be delivered soon."

    Most times the message never goes through.

    I've cleared data/cache and uninstalled updates, but the same issue remains.

    Any suggestions?

    Posted via the Android Central App
    This perfectly describes the issues I've been having for a few weeks now. I really hope there is a fix other than downgrading soon ...!
    10-22-2015 02:29 PM
  20. RFclipse's Avatar
    This perfectly describes the issues I've been having for a few weeks now. I really hope there is a fix other than downgrading soon ...!
    I found the solution (at least for my phone) on another forum.

    1. Go to Application Manager -> All
    2. Scroll down and select Contacts
    3. Clear Data
    4. Return to Application Manager and select Contacts Storage
    5. Clear Data
    6. Restart

    NOTE: this will erase all contacts from your phone, but if you've got then sync'd with Google, exchange, etc, they will reload automatically.

    In my case, I found that my Contacts data was over 300 MB (I have no idea why). After performing the steps above, it's been around 10MB for the last couple weeks, and Hangouts is back to normal.

    The only remaining issue I have is the bug where I can't see what I just wrote without exiting the conversation, but I can live with that one.

    Hope that helps!

    Posted via the Android Central App
    10-22-2015 02:54 PM
  21. sleepy_dad's Avatar
    +1 for the hangouts conversation not updating.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    10-23-2015 08:21 PM
  22. emad1995's Avatar
    The latest update a few days ago seems to have fixed this bug for me

    Posted via the Android Central App
    10-23-2015 08:43 PM
  23. linuxalien's Avatar
    Hangouts worked for me with instant messaging but if someone initiated a group video call it never alerted me. I'd eventually find a "missed video call" when I was going through my notifications. What a pain. Hehe at least text chat worked for me.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    10-23-2015 10:13 PM
  24. Tcbemis's Avatar
    I was having that issue on my LGG3, but I've had the s6 for a week now without that happening (fingers crossed!). I found that restarting my phone helped, but that's pretty impractical. I'm still having trouble in that it's taking awhile for a hangout to get to me, even though I know it's been sent (I can see the sender typing). I'm taking life at least 10 minutes or so.
    10-24-2015 04:54 PM

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