Hangouts

Hangouts

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Rated 4.0 stars out of five star
3,146,550 Total

  • Required Android: Varies with device
  • Installs: 1,000,000,000 - 5,000,000,000
  • Published/Updated Date: November 17, 2017

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Description

Use Hangouts to keep in touch. Message contacts, start free video or voice calls, and hop on a conversation with one person or a group.

• Include all your contacts with group chats for up to 150 people.
• Say more with status messages, photos, videos, maps, emoji, stickers, and animated GIFs.
• Turn any conversation into a free group video call with up to 10 contacts.
• Call any phone number in the world (and all calls to other Hangouts users are free!).
• Connect your Google Voice account for phone calling, SMS texting, and voicemail integration.
• Keep in touch with contacts across Android, iOS, and the web, and sync chats across all your devices.
• Message contacts anytime, even if they’re offline.

Notes: Mobile carrier and ISP charges may apply. Calls to Hangouts users are free, but other calls might be charged. View our calling rates at https://www.google.com/hangouts/rates

Hangouts APK Version History
User Reviews
4.0

3,146,550 Total
5 1,756,399 
4 513,247 
3 349,290 
2 142,374 
1 385,240 
 Travis Handley
Travis Handley
November 19, 2017

Hangouts allows connection to landlines and cell network lines free! And your called party need not have Hangouts when you connect with your Google Voice phone number over WiFi/Voip. They try to promote connecting devices with their app but not necessary. Love Hangouts and Google. Wanna back up ur music? Google offers a free, up to 250 MB cloud to upload ur music files. Full Review

 Kathy Rafford
Kathy Rafford
December 18, 2017

Well. This app allowed me to be able to talk with my man who is currently deployed over seas easier. So for that I love it. But I just a new T-Mobile phone it's called the revyll plus. Nice phone but this app I am able to download successful but when I go to open it. I can't get passed the welcome message. Like I click on the got it on bottom of message which should make it go away. But it does not. I have tried everything from unistalling and reinstalled and restarting my phone and nothing works. So I'm bummed. Ugh. How do I get this message to go away so I can actually use this app to talk to my man again. Ughhhh. Please help. So this why only 3 stars. Otherwise it would be 5. Full Review

 Flo Rosenthal
Flo Rosenthal
December 6, 2017

A free texting app that works with our without a Sim card.. Is easy to use, and I think it's the best messaging app. I don't see a need for getting any other messaging apps, this is great. Can call and video chat with my friends and family, great app! EDIT: Just realized, there Are group video chats!! This will be so useful for studying with friends for projects!! Full Review

 Brian Berlinger
Brian Berlinger
November 18, 2017

Does anyone know what Google is doing right now? Hangouts used to be a great unified messaging platform. Now I dont know what it is. Google claims to be making it for "businesses". Great Google. Hurry up and make a proper replacement then, because Allo/Duo/Messages/Voice all suck right now. It's as if Google doesn't even know what made Hangouts great to begin with. Very sad. Full Review

 Melody Rose
Melody Rose
December 1, 2017

I was wondering, can you guys add a feature where the screen goes dark at a certain time? The brightness hurts my eyes, even when I turn the brightness down on my phone at night. This would really be helpful. Oh, and is there a way I can delete someone off of there? There are contacts I don't want on there anymore but the only thing I can do is...block them? Full Review

 Jean Julliard Gonçalves

The video call feature is the worst part. Often times the audio cuts out and we can hear nothing we tried restarting it and such like the help page suggests but it did nothing. If anything it made the problem worse. Every time I returned to the app afterwards it would say I was still in the video call with the receiver no matter how many times I tried to end it. Would not recommend. Terrible app Full Review

 C Sullivan
C Sullivan
November 19, 2017

Why is your app suddenly crashing over and over again? "Unfortunately this app has to close". After the phone has been on for an extended amount of time? I was chatting with my family at lunch break. But I keep on sending error reports to Google. I had to restart the phone. I do like the smilies, imoji's and stickers. Use with caution Note 3 users. Needs more imoji's on app. Full Review

Unknown
Unknown
November 15, 2017

I love this app and my friends and I use it constantly. The only thing about it that I don't like is that when I'm in the app, it doesn't make any noises or give any indicator whenever someone texts. I wish they would at least add a small book or something when a text comes in, but other than that, the app is amazing Full Review

Unknown
Unknown
December 13, 2017

The app kinda glitches and the screen gets messed up during video calls. After I hang up from people it says in a little gray box 'Ongoing Call' and I don't know why. The video for video chat gets all blocky and weird. It's got potential, just needs some work. My main issue is the video call glitch. The app is really good for texting and sending pictures though. It's okay. Full Review

 Long Talker
Long Talker
December 14, 2017

From a feature and stability perspective, this app looks like it was written by a 10th grade programming student. It is almost like a joke. Just a few random mentions: Call duration is not shown under call history. Retrieves numbers from phonebook with wrong prefix. Turns off screen randomly based on wrong interpretation of the proximity sensor. responds extremely slowly. Etc etc. Shame on you Google. Full Review

 The Guo's
The Guo's
November 30, 2017

Hangouts used to be my go to app for texting and SMS. But I've moved on to Signal since they decided to remove SMS from Hangouts and focus their attention to the completely useless train wreck of an app called Allo. At least they not trying to "fix" Hangouts better by adding 10 million sticker packs. Because we all know that sticker packs fix everything. Full Review

 Danielle Breining
Danielle Breining
December 8, 2017

I love that I can use Hangouts everywhere - phone, tablet, laptop - without missing a message. The ability to share photos and location is great. Improve video sharing and you'll get 5⭐. It's slow and spotty when it does work. The ability to delete a shared photo is also needed. Full Review

 Separate Path
Separate Path
November 14, 2017

Hangout worked perfectly until the recent update. I used it on my Wi-Fi Samsung Galaxy Note 12.2 Pro tablet as a phone application. Then, after the last upgrade, I no longer can make phone calls with Hangouts. For me having Hangouts on my cell phone is not essential, since I have unlimited calling plan to U.S., Canada, and Mexico. However, with Hangouts not working on Wi-Fi tablet, I see no use for this application. It was a good way to communicate, until an updat spoiled everything. I am going to wait for a while to see if there would be any improvements, then, if there would be none, I would uninstall it. The problem is fixed. Hangouts works great. Full Review

 Erica Chariker
Erica Chariker
November 13, 2017

The one thing it really needs is an enter/return button. I don't know about anyone else but I never use that smiley button where an enter button should be. If you could add that option to this app I'd love it even more than I already do. Now we can't even use it for SMS anymore? I will continue using Samsung messages instead. Full Review

 D.J. Spencer
D.J. Spencer
December 11, 2017

As of version 23 custom notifications no longer function properly. This is why people choose not to update apps. Developers introduce bugs & errors to the most basic functions. A simple custom ringtone should not be a stretch in 2017 on Android 7.1. This is exactly the kind of thing that drives users to an iPhone with Facetime. Full Review

 Gabriel Toribio
Gabriel Toribio
December 13, 2017

So I don't know why this isn't promoted more. The video call quality is great. We got this allo and duo, which I'm using a lot right now. I guess this is competing with Skype, and duo is competing with FaceTime? Maybe they can merge the apps and just call it Google Comms. Full Review

 Cody Saratov
Cody Saratov
December 15, 2017

This is a great app, but recently I've been having an issue and I'm unsure if anyone has had it before or is currently experiencing it. I am not getting notifications anymore unless I am in the app and keep it open in the background, I've looked at the Hangouts help forum and I've tried those things. Could you please fix the issue if it's an app related one? Full Review

 Andrew Francis
Andrew Francis
November 27, 2017

No way to change status so people don't call. No way to keep total strangers who are obviously not my type from calling. No control over who calls even after following instructions to minimize it. Some of these callers somehow prevents me from blocking them. Only option . . . give negative review, jailbreak device and uninstall. This is the WORST app ever. And required to have this trash installed on device!!! Full Review

 sandeep chhabra
sandeep chhabra
December 6, 2017

This is no less than a disaster!!! They err on a recurring basis and most recently they made a reminder call at 3:30 am instead of 3:30 pm, even though I had categorically requested not to be called at 3:30 am. If I had my way, I would have sued them. Full Review

 Tiron Stefan
Tiron Stefan
November 30, 2017

1.It's lagging 2.Bad non intuitive interface 3.A trap for getting you on G+ 4.Un-retrievable mashup of names, addresses, contacts 5.Unnecessary animations 6.Skype copycat 7.Messes up the continuous use of old Gtalk. 8. Definitely one of the worst Aps ever in the history of mankind. 9. No possibility to customize at all the theme (i.e. choose dark theme etc). 10. Unimproved since years Full Review

 Janas Voišnis
Janas Voišnis
November 11, 2017

Never ever have I had to use this useless app. It's pre-installed with no possibility to remove it. Which is infuriating. The free messaging and video calling is already available within the messenger app which is also pre-installed and which people really use on a daily basis. Screw this app, nobody needs it, you could've at least made it possible to delete it off our phones. Full Review

 Sai Tej
Sai Tej
November 19, 2017

When will we ever get an update where we could delete our contacts permanently? Cause the only options we have are two which are Hide Contacts or Block Contacts. I mean, why can't we delete them all at once rather having them in contact list. I have no idea why they haven't added it yet cause the other apps like WhatsApp or Texting applications have the options which are loaded with delete contacts but Hangouts doesn't. Please do make these changes so we could be able to delete them. I've requested the developers on the developers page but I got no response from them. It seems like pointless to have no option to delete them so yeah. I do hope they will do in the next update. Full Review

 Bill Favitta
Bill Favitta
November 13, 2017

This app was my go-to before they took away sms messaging. Hangouts isn't useful outside of sending instant messages around the office. Now I'm forced to use stock Samsung messenger which leaves much to be desired. Full Review

 Dave J
Dave J
December 19, 2017

The volume level is almost inaudible on my S8+ despite all volumes being set to max. I have to use my tablet to be able to hear other people during video calls on hangouts. Not very convenient and very frustrating. Will be moving to something better. Full Review

 Foerunner 07
Foerunner 07
November 28, 2017

Every time i try to use a link from youtube for a hangouts group it sends me to the google play store instead and wont launch the app or anything. I dont understand why. Its ok but if it worked properly id rate it better. Full Review

 N Hammonds
N Hammonds
December 13, 2017

It's intrusive but I can't seem to uninstall it because Google play gives only 2 options -- 'update' or 'open'! Even when I've closed it in the settings, notifications still come through. I just want to get rid of it & free up space on my phone for a more useful app that respects my privacy!!! Full Review

 Raptor987 123
Raptor987 123
December 17, 2017

It looks good, but no-one seems to use it. So -2 stars for not promoting it enough. In my contact list of roughly 30 people, only 2 people use it. That makes me so sad cause I can't use it. WHATSAPP IS BETTER. ???? Full Review

 Pete Borho
Pete Borho
December 15, 2017

It has been month and they haven't fixed my Google account . I can use the app as a messanger but can't send pictures or videos. I can receive them but gosh forbid they let me send them. So pissed at them for not fixing my account. Full Review

 NotyourProblem
NotyourProblem
November 14, 2017

Its okay but I feel like the calls are a tad messed up like it might not ring when someone is calling. It would also be super useful if we could record voice messages with the app. Full Review

 Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
December 21, 2017

Thiz is the best app for chtting...i love those cute chracters ... I loveeeee hangoutttttt.... More then best! The voice calls n video calls r so damn clear if our data is fast... The msgs r sending fast too... Even very useful cause i cn send locations... Images... Videos.... I hope everyone start using hangout n i m sure hangout will update even more better n be more popular compare to watsap!thx hangout creater... Loves... Mked my life easier ????thx Full Review

Unknown
Unknown
November 30, 2017

I've downloaded, redownloaded, updated, and re updated this app. Why does your welcome message refuse to go away and let me even try the app? Update, just tried a few more times. Is this a real app or is this just a spammer that clogs your phone? Full Review

Unknown
Unknown
November 14, 2017

I think it could be better... Like Android Messaging! You can change the conversation color thing in there... That would be something way cool if Hangouts did that. And maybe if it looked cleaner and newer? Full Review

 SOUL_CLEAVER101 _
SOUL_CLEAVER101 _
December 6, 2017

I love using this app to voice chat with my friends, but that's kinda hard when IT KEEPS TAKING MY SOUND AWAY! I don't know why this happens but all the audio is gone not from the app but from my entire device. The worst part is it comes back at a random time. I could have to wait DAYS before it comes back. I first started using it back in October and had this device (and the app) since 2015. WHY DID I HAVE THIS APP FOR NEARLY 3 YEARS AND JUST NOW USED TO JUST FOR IT TO TAKE ALL MY SOUND?! FIX THIS NOW!!! Full Review

 Amber Hall
Amber Hall
December 1, 2017

This used to be my favorite app for communicating with family in the US. Now it crashes all the time. We can't hang up on calls. The connection is iffy. I can't hear the other person unless I mute myself. It's impossible to do a group chat anymore, but even calls to my mom won't work now. Full Review

 Daniel Dalton
Daniel Dalton
November 22, 2017

Had to disable on my Nexus 9 because "SMS is no longer supported..." notification won't go away. SMS is, in fact, still supported on Project Fi devices, which mine is. Google has done nothing to fix it... for months. Full Review

 MCboy Craft
MCboy Craft
November 19, 2017

"Your app is dying" I don't get any message of my friends when i open a random app than hangouts. I've got a message 46 min ago when i opened hangouts. Really? Your app getting really old as a human of 80 years old. Good job ???? it's not my device has a problem, it's your app. I'll rate 5 stars if this problem is solved Full Review

 i ng
i ng
November 25, 2017

Can't believe Google killed the blobs and brought us these fugly gradient emojis that look like they came straight from 2005 BBS forums. Bring back the blobs. They were brilliant and minimal. The new emojis from Oreo is an abomination. Full Review

 Dhruva Vyas
Dhruva Vyas
December 12, 2017

It vibrates now Ever since the update yesterday, it vibrates with every text. The app setting is set to not vibrate, and the phone setting is set to not vibrate. But it still vibrates upon incoming text. Please fix. Otherwise, I love it. (Moto X on Kit Kat) Full Review

Unknown
Unknown
December 4, 2017

Some of the functionality works ok like messaging and, sometimes, voice communication. However, once you reached 140 symbols limit of SMS message, the app crashes. Every single time. No multiple messages, nor even a trivial freezing of the input. Just crashes. The bug is so annoying, yet absolutely easy to fix. Yet Google is procrastinating on it for ages. Sending reports doesn't help either. Missing notifications is another issue, but others have reported on it extensively. Definitely, if you aren't paying for something, then you are the product. Full Review

 Dr. Nurul Ameen
Dr. Nurul Ameen
December 10, 2017

I couldn't establish my audio or video call from one device to another device , Same owner but different number, what is necessety to list such a kind of inactive app. Hangouts is a very important app ,there should have a provision of "SENDING VOICE CHATTING OR VOICE CLIP".OK. Full Review

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