Hangouts adds smarter plcae sharing, phone series search, and crazy stickers

December 10, 2014 - photo frame

Google’s Hangouts app is removing some pattern touch-ups and useful new communication facilities in a latest update.

The many singular further is a ability to automobile detect when someone wants to know your plcae and portion adult a symbol to share it right away.

For example, if your discuss partner asks, “where are we now?” a quick-share idol is ostensible to appear.

It didn’t spin out that approach in a testing, though touching a paper shave idol still gives we a choice to share your location, along with holding or attaching a photo.

When behaving a plcae share, Hangouts creates an picture of a Google Map pinpointing your whereabouts, that we can afterwards send off to infer you’re unequivocally where we contend we are.

Find your Hangout friends by phone series and send afterwards some dumb stickers.

Also, we can now send dumb stickers only as we can in Facebook Messenger. There are 16 new plaque packs, that are radically jumbo-sized GIFs and cartoony images. There are some flattering crazy choices, including pirates, koalas, Santa, and of march cats in several poses.

Another choice is to find other Hangout users by phone number, useful if you’re perplexing to pierce all your communications to a present messaging use and don’t have a contact’s Google comment information.

The app incorporates more Material Design principles, with a new slide-out navigation drawer and a darker tone intrigue that matches a makeover achieved on many of Google’s Android apps.

Google’s Rhett Robinson announced a changes in a Google+ post, also hinting about other dark facilities bundled inside a app. We’ll keep an eye out for these Easter eggs and refurbish we if anything important is buried inside.

The refurbish is creation a usual, delayed trek by a Play Store. So if we wish to start promulgation some oversized stickers to friends now, afterwards grab a APK.

Why this matters: Google continues to file and labour Hangouts in an bid to make it your all-in-one messaging solution. SMS formation is still rather clumsy, that is because Google recently built a apart app for texting. If Hangouts keeps removing better, it might nonetheless spin out to be a best approach to summary on Android.

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