Google Hangouts 4.0 Released With UI Overhaul

Google Hangouts for mobile has been giving a major face lift and overall redesign that features a floating compose button, cleaner and easier to use interface, and Google claims is more faster and reliable.

Hangouts 4.0, also has more affordable dialing options for outbound calls, supports Outbound Caller ID (no more unknown caller), and you can even receive and reply to MMS messages in Hangouts using Google Voice.

Here’s what’s new:
  • Hangouts is sleeker. Now updated with material design, Hangouts has a new look and feel: items respond to your touch in more intuitive ways and transitions between tasks are more fluid.
  • Hangouts is simpler. The new Compose button makes it easier for you to start a new group or conversation. Our streamlined contacts list helps you find the right person quickly. And attachments have been revamped and simplified, so sharing—of emoji, GIFs, your location, even multiple photos at once—is a snap.
  • Hangouts is faster. Whether you’re sending a quick message or video chatting with family, you don’t want hold-ups. We’ve been obsessively fixing bugs and speeding up message delivery to make Hangouts faster and more reliable. Bonus: less battery consumption.

When is Hangouts 4.0 available? Google is rolling it out to Android users today and will be in the Play Store with iOS users getting many of the same updates. What do you think of the new Hangout?

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