Google Hangouts for Android replace provides fast replies

Google Hangouts for Android update adds quick replies

Google is updating its Hangouts chat app that provides some lengthy-awaited performance. The replace is slowly rolling out now, however has already been completely investigated by Android Police. The headline function is fast reply. Clicking “reply” on a notification now brings up a easy textual content field so you’ll be able to reply to messages with out getting into the Hangouts app itself. Additionally new is the power to “save” necessary conversations to your your property display, which provides them their very own icon.

There are a selection of different, much less fascinating tweaks included within the replace, similar to some design modifications to the settings menu and pop ups. Talking of, there’s one pop up within the replace that means Google might be contemplating dropping some key performance from the app sooner or later. Android Police stories that the brand new model now prompts you to “Take a look at Google’s new SMS app,” with a dialog field that additionally says “For sending easy, quick SMS textual content messages, attempt Messenger.”

Google added textual content messaging help to Hangouts years in the past, nevertheless it additionally has Messenger, an app devoted solely to SMS and MMS. Each options are nonetheless absolutely practical within the new Hangouts construct, so it is unimaginable to say what Google’s plans are right here, however it’s unlikely that the corporate would attempt to push customers over to Messenger with out good purpose.