Features:

  • Say more with photos and emoji.
  • See when people are together in Hangouts, when they’re typing, or whether they’ve seen your message.
  • Turn any conversation into a video call with up to 10 friends.
  • Message friends anytime, even if they're not connected right now.
  • Use Hangouts on computers, Android and Apple devices.

More Hangouts awesomeness:

  • Hangouts stay in sync across devices so you can start or continue them anywhere.
  • Choose from hundreds of emoji to help you make your point
  • See what you talked about in the past, including shared photos and your video call history.
  • Get notifications just once. Once you see an alert, you won’t see repeats on your computer or other Android devices.
  • View collections of photos shared from each of your Hangouts.
  • Snooze notifications at times when you’d prefer to be undisturbed by alerts.

Notes:

  • Unlike Google Talk, Hangouts does not support "invisible" status.

What's New:

  • Customize ringtones for each of your Hangouts
  • Block SMS messages from specific phone numbers
  • Restore contacts that you have previously hidden
  • Layout support for right-to-left languages