Google published a new and dedicated start page for Hangouts.
On that new page, users can access all of their chat information, start up new messages, find contacts, and place calls through the service.
Google Hangouts 4.0 for Android
The new app comes with a fresh new look, improved speed, and features that make it even easier to reach people the way you want to reach them.Here’s what’s new:
- Hangouts is sleeker. Now updated with material design, Hangouts has a new look and feel: items respond to your touch in more intuitive ways and transitions between tasks are more fluid.
- Hangouts is simpler. The new Compose button makes it easier for you to start a new group or conversation. Our streamlined contacts list helps you find the right person quickly. And attachments have been revamped and simplified, so sharing—of emoji, GIFs, your location, even multiple photos at once—is a snap.
- Hangouts is faster. Whether you’re sending a quick message or video chatting with family, you don’t want hold-ups. We’ve been obsessively fixing bugs and speeding up message delivery to make Hangouts faster and more reliable. Bonus: less battery consumption