Google is rolling out a brand new version of Hangouts Android app in Google Play, which brings a number of new features and enhancements. The updated version will reach your Android device in the coming days.
Coming to the update specifics, the Hangouts Android app now includes stickers. Yes, following the footsteps of Facebook Messenger and all of Asian chat apps, Google has added 16 sticker packs to the Hangouts app and more are expected to arrive in the coming weeks. In addition, the updated version of the app brings video-filters to make your video chats interesting and fun.
Here is a look at other changes in the Hangouts:
Discovery: Confirm your phone number and your friends, who already have your number, will be able to easily find and message you in Hangouts
Last seen: Know when your friends are ready to chat right now with “last seen” timestamps
Share your location with smart suggestions: When someone asks, “Where are you?”, Hangouts can now understand what you need and offer to help. You’ll see a one-tap option to share your location right in the conversation, without you needing to hunt around in a map, drop a pin and send your position.