Hangouts articles

Google+ turned five and nobody noticed

Google launched its fourth attempt at a social network, Google+, on June 28, 2011 on an invite-only basis. The search giant’s answer to Facebook gained loads of traction early on, amassing more than 20 million users in just three weeks…

Mobile Messaging Feature-by-Feature: WhatsApp vs. Line vs. Viber vs. Telegram, and more

Messaging is not only among the top activities on smartphones (if not THE top activity), messaging apps are increasingly seen as social networks. After all people use them to send each other texts, videos, photos and other content either one-on-one or as a group. Sounds familiar, right?

Feature-by-feature rundown, PLUS a look at the top contenders' data policies

WhatsApp vs Line vs Viber vs Telegram

Google Hangouts/GTalk error sends messages to wrong recipients

Be careful,  a scary little error has popped up on a Google product forum regarding functionality issues with Google Hangouts/G-Talk messages. According to this morning's reports, users have been saying that messages sent through the service were being redirected to…

Google relaunches voice calling service on Gmail

The convenience of modern smartphones and the emergence of video calling services have all but made traditional phone lines an outdated technology. Although it has failed to garner the same media coverage as services like Skype, Google has offered its…

Google Voice finds a new home in Google+ Hangouts

Google Voice has found a new home within Hangouts in Google+. Last week at Google I/O, the new standalone version of Hangouts was unveiled as an amalgam of all current Google messaging products with the exception of Google Voice.

Google upgrades Gmail video chat with Google+ Hangouts

Gmail’s video chat capabilities are set to get a major revamp, with Google announcing that they’re replacing the current implementation with the option to start ‘Hangouts’ right from users’ inboxes. This is arguably the standout feature of Google+ and now…