Those who are using Google’s Hangouts app have probably noticed that it looks different. That’s because Google Hangouts for Android has been updated with some cool new features and it looks better than ever.
Bradley Horowitz, vice president of Google+ products announced at a conference in Paris called LeWeb, that the Hangouts app will get a new “look” and new features. He said that most of the features added are to make the app more fun, but there are a few new features that have been added to make the service faster and easier to work with.
Among those “fun” features of the Google Hangouts for Android are 16 sticker pages and some Easter eggs to make for a cooler “happy birthday” wish. The user will have some pleasant surprises after installing this new update and type “woot” in the chat space.
Google Hangouts for Android comes with some cool-looking filters that can be applied when video chatting. Some of those filter modes include sepia, black and white, vignette and the “change” visual style (the one used for Obama’s presidential campaign).
Many agree that these little visual updates are pretty fun to play with, but the real updates are these ones. The real updates are smarter ones. For example, if a friend asks where you are, the new Hangouts app will automatically ask you if you want to share the location you’re at. You don’t have to do much. You just need to put a pin on the map and that’s it. If you don’t want to give out the exact address you don’t have to do it. Google Hangouts app for Android has updated that feature too.
Hangouts already had the option that allowed the user to share the location but the new update is different. Google is trying to make the conversation go smoother by offering you a quick reply option.
Also, the contacts from you contact list will have a “last seen” notification so that you know when each and everyone is online. The new Google Hangouts for Android gives you the option to import all the contacts from the phone right into the app.