Use Hangouts to keep in touch. Message contacts, start free video or voice calls, and hop on a conversation with one person or a group. Brought to you by Google. (Replaces Google Talk)

Features:

  • Include all your contacts with group chats for up to 150 people.
  • Say more with status messages, photos, videos, maps, emoji, stickers, and animated GIFs.
  • Turn any conversation into a free group video call with up to 10 contacts.
  • Call any phone number in the world (and all calls to other Hangouts users are free!).
  • Connect your Google Voice account for phone calling, SMS texting, and voicemail integration.
  • Keep in touch with contacts across Android, iOS, and the web, and sync chats across all your devices.
  • Message contacts anytime, even if they’re offline.
  • 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