Android: Today Google updated the Hangouts app for Android, giving it a completely new look with Google’s Material Design. But more importantly, they have added new features that make the app more streamlined than ever.
Attachments have been simplified, so you can now share photos, emojis, and even your location directly from a tab located in the chat box. You can even select multiple photos to send at once. You’ll also find a new compose button that makes it easier to start conversations, with an intuitive contact list that features the people you chat with frequently. The Hangouts Dialer will now include your ID when you make calls (you’ll no longer show up as “Unknown”), and you can also reply to group MMS messages in Hangouts using Google Voice. Android Wear users can also send Hangouts messages directly from the watch.
Google also promises fixed bugs, improved speeds, and less battery consumption with Hangouts 4.0. You can read more about the release and download the new version at the links below.