Conversations come alive
Finally, conversations feel like being together in real life
You can see when people are in your Hangouts, tell when they’re typing, and whether they’ve seen your message about the change in dinner plans. Talk more, because you know your friends are listening.
Say more with photos
See when your friends have read your messages and when they’re typing back. If a friend isn’t available when you try to reach them, they’ll see an alert next time they connect, keeping your conversations alive. If you enable SMS for Hangouts, you’ll receive messages even when you’re not connected to the internet. Messages will be delivered to you as SMS and you can reply by SMS to continue the conversation. Enable SMS for Hangouts
Sometimes you need to use more than just your words. With a Google+ profile you can share photos in Hangouts. Best of all, Hangouts automatically saves your photos in shared collections so you can easily view, edit and share them later.
Smile. Wink. Ice cream? There’s an emoji for that. In Hangouts, more than 850 hand-drawn emoji can always help you make your point.
Scroll back in time in any of your Hangouts to relive your best moments together. Because everything’s in sync, your Hangouts will also come right with you when you get a new phone. For messages or photos you’d rather not save, simply turn history off in any Hangout.
Get together over Video and Voice
Be together from anywhere
Sometimes you just need to laugh out loud. Turn any Hangout into a live video call with up to 10 friends or simply choose a contact to start a phone call from your computer. Who says you can’t be together even when you’re not?
One touch to see the whole family
With one touch, you can start a video call with one friend or a whole bunch. Video calls ring everywhere your friends have Hangouts. Whether they’re on their computer, phone or tablet, they’ll know you’re calling. If they’re not around or can’t pick up, Hangouts will let them know you were trying to reach them.
Call phones right from your computer
From Hangouts on your computer, just type in a phone number or pick one of your contacts. Once you’re talking, it’s easy to add more people and start a conference call, turn your conversation into a video call, or add fun sound effects. Best of all, calls placed to the US and Canada are free, and calls to other countries have super low rates.
Come one, come all
Stop worrying about what app to use to reach which friend. Hangouts works the same everywhere – computers, Android, and Apple devices – so nobody gets left out.
Hangouts + Gmail
Hangouts works right inside of Gmail. Take a break from email and send some emoji or call your friends. You can upgrade Chat to Hangouts by clicking on your photo icon in Gmail's chat list.
Hangouts are for everyone, even on Apple devices
Hangouts works just as well on your iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, and it’s available right in the App Store.
Use Hangouts with your full keyboard
Hangouts works on your computer, too. So type away, share photos from your hard drive, and view shared photos full screen.
Notifications at the right place, right time
Get notifications just once. Once you see an alert, you won’t see repeats on your computer and Android devices. Snooze notifications when you can’t be interrupted.
Hangouts are better with Google+
Send photos, have 10 person video calls, and have Hangouts with your circles, all with Google+.