Hangouts

Hangouts Reviews

Published by on 2020-08-06

Use Hangouts to keep in touch. Message friends, start free video or voice calls, and hop on a conversation with one person or a group. Say more with photos, stickers, and emoji. • Include all your friends with group chats for up to 150 people. • Say more with status messages, photos, emoji, sticker...


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Overall Rating:

4/5
4.27934

Recommended:
But with caution

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Table of Contents: 1. Reviews | 2. Is it Safe? | 3. Is it Legit? | 4. App not working? | 5. Report Issue

Hangouts Reviews


  • By
    5

    Works great.

    My friends wanted to chat with me, so they recommended hangouts to do it. I was like Ok, let’s try it. It’s all like the regular texting app, but you can also call using the same app, which is pretty convenient. The regular app does not include calling, and you need two apps if you want to call. You can also switch from voicemail to FaceTime, instead of having to call again if you want to FaceTime. Group chat let’s you talk as a group in a voicemail or FaceTime, and all of the people can decide if they want either voice only or camera. If you don’t have the new update for group chat on your device, that’s ok! You don’t need to update to group chat on Hangouts. Overall, this app totally deserves five stars. As an addition, I like the little cyclops guy that you see if there is nothing there. Hey, it’s cute and makes the app pop out more. The logo is a dialog bubble with quotations (“) in it, which is a pretty clever idea because the app is about chat. If you are reading this and you don’t have Hangouts, get it right now. You better. And if you already do, then give yourself a pat on the back. I’m so glad I found this app, and I hope you decide to use the app too. Applause to the creator of this app. 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 You deserve it.



  • By
    5

    Love it, but now I’m really sad

    I use hangouts all the time to talk to all of my friends. I love the app, and it is pretty much my life. Then today, October 20th 2019, I was refreshing hangouts and signing out of my account meaning to sign back in and it would be refreshed. I do this a lot, because then after I sign back in I can see my friends’ changed profile pictures, etc. I had also just installed the IOS 12.4.2 update on my device. A screen I had never seen before popped up that said, “Welcome! Hangouts will save all of your recorded conversation history so you can access it anywhere you need to.” Then at the bottom of the screen there was a big blue button that read, “OK, got it!” I pressed that button. At first it didn’t work and I assumed it was a tiny glitch and wasn’t a big deal. I waited. I tried again. I did it again. It still wasn’t working. I restarted my device, deleted and re-installed hangouts, cleared all my windows and checked my internet connection, which was full bars. I’m still trying to figure out why it won’t work. At the time, I cannot contact any of the people I would want to contact. Please help me! I love this app and need it to work!



  • By
    5

    Pretty cool.

    I’ve been using this app for three years now and it works pretty good. There are times when it glitches out (the screen freezes, the keyboard disappears, messages won’t send etc) but those glitches are less common now. When it comes to video chatting in large groups, sometimes it overloads it and everyone freezes but that can be fixed by everyone (except for one person) hanging up and re-joining. There was one time when the video chatting system barely worked but that was a while ago. Overall, it’s a really useful app for people who can’t afford phones or data because it can be used on almost any device. Half the time I forget I’m using an app and just feel like I’m texting instead. Oh, and the screen will show who is there in the chat with you, when a message was wrote, and if someone is typing or deleting something in a message. I always found that to be a fun and useful feature.



  • By
    5

    Great, but why are you killing it in 2020?

    I use this app to chat with my buddies informally. Your new apps, Chat and Meet, split hangouts for no apparent reason, into a video app and a text app. Why...? I am completely baffled. Please explain why these new professional apps are better than the tried-and-true hangouts. What split into two apps anyway? You did this with Drive, Docs, Slides, etc as well. Also, my friend (the one I talk via hangouts with) is trying to get me to move to Discord. Just saying, a lot of people will move to different apps when you kill it. And they won’t be your two new ones. Also: the bugs are racking up. It’s been saying that several messages (around 10) send since yesterday are “sending” despite my friend already having seen and responded to them. And the sendrates are getting slower. Please, just kill it quickly if you have to, instead of letting it bleed out slowly from the bugs and lags.



  • By
    5

    Love it

    I’ve been using hangouts for about five years now and I love it. It for sure works better on Samsung or LG products than I phone products, but there isn’t a huge difference. Sometimes it just takes a little longer to load. I like that I’m able to use it on my phone and on my laptop. I love pretty much everything about it except the new emojis. The new emojis are scary looking, I prefer the old ones. I’ve made new friends through this outlet. I even eventually met my boyfriend through this huge group chat I had started with people I knew. Those people added some people they knew and I just remember laughing a lot. I’m also able to keep in touch with a friend I met from Switzerland. My whole immediate family uses it too, we have a family group chat! If the app creators are ever looking to improve it though, they should revert back to the old emojis and maybe add some gifs. I highly recommend this app!



  • By
    5

    Perfect if you have no phone

    This app is perfect if your phone got cut off or if you have no money to get service. I'm able to send and receive text messages and make and receive calls without having a phone carrier. And in my book, that's wicked awesome. So far I haven't had any technical issues with the app, it's never crashed or froze on me. And I've had a Google voice number since they first came out, I highly recommend getting one. You have to have a working number to set it up with tho but after that it stays on even if your phone gets cut off. And you can call your number from another number and then make an outgoing call that will show up as your number on the receiving phone. So that's really cool. All in all I've just been very pleased with my Google voice and Hangouts experience. Thanks Google! You have saved me from being cut off from communication!



  • By
    5

    Best App!

    I absolutely love using Google Hangouts! Since 2016, I’ve been using this app and have gotten countless peers to download and use it as well! As a university student, it has allowed me to effectively communicate with the many groups I’ve had to work with throughout the semesters. It makes group meetings a breeze, as you can track who is in the conversation, it eliminates the need for keeping minutes as the conversations are saved in their entirety until you decide to leave the group chat, and the voice and video call features are easy to use. I love that you can participate with only voice in the video option! Overall, Google Hangouts is by far my number one chat app! If you don’t have it, or think “Yeah okay, it’s just like messenger, or all the rest,” you’re wrong! You should definitely download and use this app regularly!! I’d give it 10 stars if I could!



  • By
    3

    Never stop supporting it!!!

    I've been using Google Hangouts since 2013 as one of my main forms of communication. I've liked the interface for all the years I've used it and all of the improvements from sending multiple photos to sending your location to your friend(s), to even the animated emoji gumdrop gifs that you could send dubbed "stickers" (which are still cute as hell)! It's basically a triple threat app that needs to still be relevant if Google expects to compete with Apple in any way. It has FaceTime, Phone, and iMessage all in one and it's taken for granted every single day as it loses support for the newer apps like Allo and Duo. It's frustrating to see Allo and Duo catch on when they're two separate apps that can do what Hangouts has been doing for years. Keep it around, update it, don't let it die! Update: On iOS 11.0.3, it seems it’s having some issues with photos? Whenever I try to go to my photos directly inside the app and share a photo, it won’t let me. It’ll tell me to Cancel or Choose, and when I tap Choose, it slide over and shows the photo with no way to go back to typing or viewing my conversation. I have to forcibly close the app. Another issue would be that it won’t let me share my gifs via the share extension. It does allow me to share, but it freezes the gifs in place, making them a still. I hope you guys resolve this problem. It’s a great app that still deserves support.



  • By
    3

    Good overall, but horrible problems

    I’ve been using this app three years, and until a few days ago I have had no complaints. But three days ago, I opened hangouts and found I had been locked out of the account I use for %90 of my conversations (it is a school account which I use because the school gives everyone an email address and most of my friends just use that email and don’t have a personal one). This has happened before, so I immediately went to the “add account” option. After completing the process it sent me back to the home screen with a little message reading “unable to add account”. I went through this process multiple times on both of the devices I use hangouts on, and found that it won’t let me add any other emails. I have tried to find helpful videos and websites and haven’t had luck, and I would vastly appreciate advice and explanation from the Hangouts team.



  • By
    4

    Great but one irritating problem..

    This app is very nice to communicate to people who don’t have numbers and only emails. There is an option to show if we are online or offline. Most of my contacts in Hangouts have that feature on. But, one person has two accounts synced to one email (Or one email synced to two accounts I think it’s both the same) and it NEVER gives me an accurate answer if she’s active or not. Sometimes, the icon of her profile picture fades and comes back repeatedly even with a chat bubble saying she’s typing, I don’t get a reply. And when I check, it says she’s active, I check AGAIN 20 minutes later.. it says she’s active! Then an hour later, it says she was active 2 hours ago. And I don’t understand why. I’m not saying that Hangouts is a bad app, I’m just saying they need to fix the inaccurate information.



  • By
    3

    Good App,but needs some good help.

    I can finally be able to text relatives that have different types of phones than me! I don’t have a SIM card, there is no point! With this app I have the thing I want. This is one of the best apps ever. I would recommend it!! I love the kitty stickers. I like to send them to relatives. They are funny. I also like that you can select the pictures you want to send to them. Whenever I want to call them, this wonderful app is able to call them! There is also FaceTiming. This app is a very good app, but sometimes I regret texting on it. There are big things like when I type in a email then it pops up two. I always click the wrong one. Please fix that. I would give this app 5 star if you fixed that. Another thing that I want them to fix is they should have one more stickers. In conclusion, this is one of the best apps ever! Rated: 3 star Not good for sending funny stickers and not good with emails.



  • By
    5

    Hangouts forever

    I’ve been using google hangouts for almost 8 years now and I love it. I got to choose my own number and my number didn’t change even though I had stopped using hangouts for quite some time. My number wasn’t recycled or given to someone else like most of the other texting and calling apps. With google hangouts once you get your number that’s your number forever until you decide to either delete your google hangouts account or change the number yourself, and even after you die the number will still be yours. I love hangouts and I’d seriously recommend that everyone should have a google hangouts app and number. I’ve had not one issue with this app and I can use it anywhere as long as I have either cell service with data or on WiFi.



  • By
    5

    Use the google apps

    I have just graduated with my masters and after 6 years of use, I can attest that the suite of apps by google are smooth and easy and efficient. The only issues that ever arise have been with much older people that still use AOL or other outdated browsers and communication systems. The suite has fast and lite functionality for the whole team. MS office systems are slow and sketchy by comparison. Excel still has more functionality, but hardly anyone uses it anymore. Hangouts is an allin one solution for communication across teams. I can work on any system all day, sharing tools and screens, docs, and making meeting notes. Everyone gets connected and stuff gets done. It’s a major corporate conference tool at the google speed and availability. Use it or be an oldie that thinks the internet is just hype.



  • By
    4

    Good

    I’ve used google hangouts for about 2-3 years now. I call everyday on hangouts with my close friends. The app is actually really good. I like how you can easily communicate with your friends and people on here. It’s easy to call on the platform too. The only thing is that sometimes, the app would crash all of a sudden. I would click on the app and as I was about to message a friend, the app crashed and would act stupid. However, the app is just fine. It only has crashed on me about 4-5 times. I think that should be improved. Also, I feel like the ring tone can get annoying at times, so if they had options for ring tones, that would be much better. Other than that, the app is really good and I recommend it to chat with your friends, family, and other people. • <3 •



  • By
    5

    Please don’t get rid of Hangouts!!

    I’ve had google hangouts for several years now. Hangouts is a great messaging system, and since I am a student, very useful for communications about school-related topics. Google hangouts is used by literally everyone I know. That is why I am confused with why Hangouts is going to get cut— students can connect through hangouts, and is one of the few messaging systems available for everyone (Messages require having a phone, Facebook has strict rules about age and name, and other social networking doesn’t have messaging systems as universal and useful as Hangouts). Overall, I would say Google Hangouts is a wonderful plus to the online community, and because of the fact that it is email-based, everyone can use it. Please don’t get rid of hangouts!


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Is Hangouts Safe?

Yes. Hangouts is quiet safe to use but use with caution. This is based on our NLP (Natural language processing) analysis of over 53,448 User Reviews sourced from the Appstore and the appstore cumulative rating of 4.27934/5. Justuseapp Safety Score for Hangouts Is 70/100.


Is Hangouts Legit?

Yes. Hangouts is legit, but not 100% legit to us. This conclusion was arrived at by running over 53,448 Hangouts User Reviews through our NLP machine learning process to determine if users believe the app is legitimate or not. Based on this, Justuseapp Legitimacy Score for Hangouts Is 50/100.


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