Hangouts 4.0 updates will be rolled today as declared by Google.
In Hangouts 4.0 there is a big material design makeover, app performance has been improved along with speed and reliability of incoming as well as outgoing messages. Also the new update will give a improved battery life.
On their official blog Google posted the detailed information of the changes made in updates as:
- 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.
The update is also available for android wear. Other changes include the ability to receive and reply to MMS messages in Hangouts using Google Voice numbers (this enables group SMS).
Now you can receive and reply to Group messages and MMS with the help of Google voice. Also custom status messages are back.