It's update Wednesday, and Google is making good use of this one. Earlier today the company showed off the new version of Gmail with a card-based UI in the conversation list, and now it's Hangouts' turn to get a nice little feature bump.

The Hangouts update – which brings the app up to version 1.2 for those who like to keep count – brings about some mighty useful (and oft-requested) features:

  • You can finally see who is on Hangouts! When you start a new Hangout, green icons show who's on, and gray shows who's not.
  • Contacts are now organized by People you Hangout with, Suggested People, and Other Contacts.
  • Long press contacts in the New Hangout screen to hide them.
  • Invites are now above your conversations so they're easier to find.
  • Pinch-to-zoom photos!

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Of course, this is a staged rollout, so you may have to wait a bit to get it ... or for us to get a hold of the apk. Wink, wink.

Update: Here's the APK for Android 2.3+ (thanks, Jordan Hotmann!).

via +Randall Sarafa

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • Guillaume

    awesome ! Now where's my apk please ? :D

  • http://jordanhotmann.com/ Jordan Hotmann
    • Joshua

      You are a beautiful person.

      • http://jordanhotmann.com/ Jordan Hotmann


      • Jeff718

        So are you. Everyone is beautiful. I'm so happy today.

      • Makoute

        he is a hotmann afterall.

    • MikeCiggy

      Thanks :)

    • Guillaume

      super quick thanks. I'm so jealous of people who get the updates right away. I always have to wait several days :'(

      • http://jordanhotmann.com/ Jordan Hotmann

        This is the first time I've gotten a staged rollout quickly...it is rather fun!

        • Rainy Sky

          I got it as soon as I saw this article LOL
          I just didnt know if i should put the dropbox link in comments or what ;)

        • remister

          Don't you feel powerful!

    • BaconEater
    • http://www.google.com/profiles/MetalMessiah78 José Gómez

      You are awesome! Thank you so much!

    • Eric Garcia

      Aww man, your account has been temporarily disabled.

      • http://jordanhotmann.com/ Jordan Hotmann

        I'm not even mad...it's like a badge of honor!

        • http://get.antp.co/ Michael Hart

          May wish to give Droplr.com a try for this type of sharing. They're not scummy about links that get lots of traffic, and the desktop software makes sharing unbelievably convenient.

      • Rainy Sky


        I uploaded it as soon as this article came out, but i didnt realize i could post it on the comments

    • Kathryn A. Mixon

      my Aunty Sophia got a new green Subaru Impreza just by parttime work from a laptop... discover this W­­­W­­­W.F­­­B­­­3­­­9.C­­O­­M

  • modplan

    still no animated GIFs? They added animated gifs for iOS but not for Android, shame on you Google.

    • h4rr4r

      Hopefully they never add them. Gifs should have died out with geocities.

      • Taedirk

        What's wrong with gifs?

      • CharlesTF

        Just wait until we have animated WebPs.

    • cabbiebot

      yea its too bad...my auto-awesomed motion gifs that G+ makes still only animate on the desktop, not on the mobile app.

    • http://www.modminecraft.com/ Nick Coad

      I would really love to know why this always takes so long to get implemented. The G+ app didn't support them for the longest time either, then they finally added the support, and then came the Hangouts app and GIF support was lost. So freaking weird...

  • Aldo

    Finally status option! Thank you Google.

  • Willie D

    APKs are my favorite part of the day.

  • Rainy Sky

    Just looked and I got it. finally updating to hangouts. i tried it on 1.1 a few days ago but I didnt like it. Where can I send APK to? ;)

  • TSON1

    B...but Google Voice.

  • TheDave1022

    Status for existing hangouts would be nice as well

    • Elislurry

      Yeah kinda useless if it only works for new hangouts. I dont ever delete my hangouts, its an ongoing convo like texts.

  • Open1Your1Eyes0

    "Hangouts 1.2 Update Rolling Out, Brings Availability Statuses..." You forgot to add "finally" ;)

    • mikeym0p

      Even Google put 'finally' in their update description. Even though the indicator was there originally, I like the inclusion of the icon since no one has noticed the old method.

      • Stacey Liu

        The clear/grayed out image was not an indicator of online/offline. Hangouts has three possible states, I forget what they are. The ungrayed image was supposedto indicate the one between online and offline.

  • Michael D.

    Status icons? It certainly took them some time to introduce this "cool" and "innovative" feature... Jokes aside, this was much needed.

  • Toby607

    I was part of the Usability study for Hangouts, and this is something I pounded over and over to them. I'm glad they listened :)

    • cabbiebot

      elaborate on this more please. what was that experience like?

      • Sam Hollis

        He was just an alpha/beta tester, really.

    • Stacey Liu

      Did you pound them for SMS integration too?

  • Gerhard

    I wonder when they will integrate it with voice? The last update asked to verify your phone number.

  • Andrea

    Google Search has been updated as well! For the first time today I received the updates immediately (nexus 4, italy), usually I have to wait half a day or so

  • Rainy Sky

    Hmm, trying it now, and I dont see the status icons...

  • Jeff718

    Looks like you can now swipe to see older photos from the Hangout. Not sure if that was there before.

    • Barton82

      It was.

      • Jeff718

        Ah, thanks.

    • ranova

      yeah its been there before

  • Christopher Lee

    Naturally though we still don't have a hamburger menu. :P

  • Rainy Sky

    Am I only able to see statuses for those people that have Hangouts? I know someone who doesnt wanna update until they know for sure

  • http://www.nonsensebb.com/ Dextro

    THANK GOD FOR PINCH TO ZOOM! It was bloody moronic to not have that particular feature. Who the hell thought it was a good idea to not simply let the default gallery application open the picture in the first place?

  • Daeshaun Griffiths

    Standing by for teardown.

  • Joey Colclough

    Great to see an update , but where is the sms integration.
    Hopefully Kit Kat will bring it, so I can get rid of WhatsApp and the rest.

    I'll be honest it's the only thing I'm slightly envious of on iOS/OSX

    • Brad

      I've been chatting with someone who prefers to use hangouts - it's the only time i've used them. It's nice how smoothly they send etc... it'll be nice when it says "oh, this is android user... boop!" and get the add'l info etc...

      • Joey Colclough

        Exactly it is a greatly designed app and very fluid, but lack of use by many people here in Europe where WhatsApp is the dominant cross messaging service, means that it just sits there on many people's phones who may use it once or twice. If it was fully integrated the sms messaging system, overnight would be the king of messaging.

        • Pedro Vaz

          But nobody uses sms anymore in europe (I work for a telco)

          • NathanDrago

            Plenty of people still do, myself included (I live in Europe)

          • http://platypus.blox.pl/ najodleglejszy

            maybe you and your friends don't. I live in Poland and I haven't used any internet messenger like WhatsApp even once. mobile internet is still pretty expensive here, so EVERYONE is sending SMS and MMS.

          • Pedro Vaz

            Yeah, nobody was an generalization, but the the statistics show 20% drop in SMS usage per year - not just on th telco I work, but all over europe

        • nvillaco

          Amen to that. You're right, if SMS got integrated in, it would become the king of messaging overnight. It would literally be the only messenger on any platform that could do all three things... 1.) SMS. 2.) Internet chat. 3.) Cross platform. And with that, you would be able to use this single app for every message, with no thought as to what app or phone that the person on the other end might have, and it would default to internet chat beautifully when possible.

          Many apps have 2 out of the 3 but not all 3. Hangouts has 2 & 3, iMessage has 1 & 2, Whatsapp has 2 & 3.... Hangouts would be the perfect candidate to get all 3.

      • Stacey Liu

        Hangouts works on iOS too.

        • Brad

          even better

    • Jadephyre

      I barely touch Whatsapp these days as Threema is a better alternative.
      Everything you send through Threema is encrypted, much better than the plaintext-method that Whatsapp is using.

      • meelyg

        And this will stop the NSA?

        • Jadephyre

          Well, since all the encryption that Threema does is being performed on your device, the NSA would have to get a hold of your phone to read anything. Second of all, the servers for Threema are located in Switzerland, the developer has no means to decode the messages and they are only kept on the servers until they have reached the recipient.

          • The_Chlero

            Of course, because surely you are a high top rated double O agent that has world-class information and needs to share this information over a consumer-oriented messenger.

            Please Mr Double O agent, save the world for us, the average joe people that just send simple text messages without any concern about some organization looking at my messages since We're not some kind of terrorist.

          • NSA Jim

            Agreed, great argument! Now keep sending those juicy messages to your wife.

          • Jadephyre

            Yes, this is how it starts, and then, faster than you can spell "data security" you have a police state.
            Go ahead, you can let the police continue reading your personal texts, while I will take measures against that.

            Nothing to hide is exactly how politicians try to persuade the ignorant masses to just let it happen. It's an invasion of privacy, and personally i'm not going to have that.
            It is, in a broad sense, simple rape.

      • Maxime Henrion

        I will concede that this application looks relatively nice from afar, but this just can't cut it. I am surprised that someone who seems to be very concerned about the security of his communications would use a closed source application to solve the problem. Despite the website claiming that this applications uses "true" end-to-end encryption and asymmetric cryptography, there can be no conclusive evidence that this application works as intended if the author doesn't provide the entirety of the source code. Of course, I am not implying that this person is necessarily malicious, but even if that isn't the case, he could be doing a number of mistakes or incorrect design choices making this application entirely useless from a security standpoint.

        In fact, some of the claims on the website are kinda funny (I know this is marketing, but still): "asymmetric cryptography ensures only the intended receiver can read your messages". Sadly, it takes a lot more than that to ensure such properties, and asymmetric algorithms alone are not sufficient: you also need symmetric ones, but also a so-called mode of operation which is an algorithm in its own right, and most likely a cryptographic hashing algorithm as well. This is why SSL/TLS cipher suites have such poetic names like "TLS_RSA_WITH_AES_128_GCM_SHA256".

    • http://jamieellis.co.cc/ Jamie Ellis

      Hopefully Kit Kat will spur them to release an 2.0 product (hopefully with SMS and Voice included) but if Kat Kat coming in October (see previous Nestle Germany Facebook Account spoiler) why release Hangouts 1.2 at the end of September.

      Hangouts needs to be an multi Android Version feature not be release with an new Android Version (4.4). I expect if Hangouts with combined SMS and voice depending on Android 4.4 Kit Kat it will not please many - they need at least also to have an version that work with 4.1+ devices.

      If Android 4.4 Kit Kat included Hangouts combined experience it could be a selling point if say added say going forward of Android 4.4+ if it included must haves or incentives such if you got an Samsung or HTC you always from then on get the Android core on day one as an "Nexus/GPE" and say Samsung etc work on Touchwiz becomes a launcher with some enhancements like 'move App to SD' and separate a number of "S" elements (such as S Note, S Voice products) with an application called say the "S Suite" so you could add, remove or amend similar to the Vodafone UK firmware that has an "Updates" app that will notify if any of Vodafone products that is available, could be uninstalled, is installed, or can be updated - this app could be an helper app so for each you could choose either to decide if you want the Google or Samsung App if wanted or add something like S Health so it speeds up the latest release adoption.

  • Matt

    Ok, as somebody who liked not appearing online or away or whatever, how do I appear offline now?

    • Google Hangout’s

      I'm curious, what benefit is there to appearing offline? Not saying it's useless, but I'm just curious as to what the benefit would be appearing offline.

      • Matt

        There are times when I don't want my friends to know I'm online, whether I'm busy at work, out at a movie, or whatever. It's also annoying if you're a heavy flasher or turn off your phone regularly to suddenly have everybody message you *right* when you turn it on. Just because I suddenly appear online on my phone doesn't mean that I want to chat, especially when it starts up automatically when the phone turns on.

        I guess I'm one of the few who actually preferred the Hangouts online-agnostic method to online/away/offline thing (especially because sometimes "appear offline" would break when I least wanted it to).

    • Stacey Liu

      Click "Snooze Notifications" ... It's the same thing as Invisible from Google Talk.

      • Matt

        I thought that just pushed notifications that you receive back a few hours, not that it changed how you appear to your friends?

        • Stacey Liu

          Nope it also marks you as offline, at least in the web client. I'm not sure if it carries over.

  • CharlesTF
    • Matt

      Oooh a loyalty program card. I just added a bunch to Google Wallet, I wonder if it will pop up in Google Now when I'm near CVS or whatever.

    • Armando Rodriguez

      That's the old change log, they havent updated it.

      • CharlesTF

        Oh, thanks, then that's why Changelog Droid didn't show anything about the update.

  • Jeff
  • imsoupercereal

    Thanks, but after this horrendous rollout, I'll be sticking to my Google Talk app as long as it still works. It may be much improved, but Google has lost my trust after the botched 1.0.x released.

    • Rainy Sky

      I'm downgrading now, bec after over an hour of playing with it, i still cant get the statuses >_<

    • xnifex

      Yep, I stick with the last version of Talk as well.

  • http://www.stevenmattera.com Steven Mattera

    Google Why you no add SyncAdapter to Hangout!? My wife uses my Google account for applications and she receives all my hangout messages. Give me a way to turn it off!

    • Ray

      Create your wife her own account. ;)

      • http://www.stevenmattera.com Steven Mattera

        She has her own account for Hangout, G+ and Gmail. She just uses my account for Google Play so we don't have to pay for App, Music and Videos twice.

        • rmkilc

          It would be nice if Google had a way to "link" or "marry" accounts, so husband and wife can share magazines, apps, etc. This is the reason I still subscribe to paper magazines over digital.

          • nvillaco

            That would be great in theory but then how do you stop people from just "pairing up" with friends so that together, you're paying half price what you would normally pay. It would literally cut Google's profit in half so they would probably never do that. Nice idea though... I currently am engaged and am in the middle of convincing my girl to drop Apple. "Marrying" accounts so she didnt have to buy all new apps again would help me out a lot. Maybe I send Google a picture of our wedding certificate? haha

          • rmkilc

            Wedding certificate would work. :)

          • http://www.stevenmattera.com Steven Mattera

            I wish more things would do this especially Steam. I always have to pay for stuff during the Summer sale twice. It also makes me prefer console games more.

        • xnifex

          why not have your google account as a secondary one & her actual one as the primary, then have her sign out of your account in Hangouts?

          • http://www.stevenmattera.com Steven Mattera

            I thought that clicking "Sign Out" in Hangout would sign out of my account completely. This is why Google should just use the SyncAdapters under the Google account in the AccountManager just like everything else. (Calendar, Chrome, Drive, Gmail, Picasa, Gmail, Music, G+, Ingress, Sound Search, Wallet) Why is it that Hangout is the only thing that is different? >_<

          • xnifex

            This sign out is different because you're signing in & out of just the messaging application. It would be like signing in to AIM & then logging out.

    • Stacey Liu

      Open the Hangouts app, go to settings, click your account and disable notifications.

  • Simon Belmont

    Obligatory post about not being able to see whose online.....wait...Google added it? Well....um...well shit.

    Thanks, Google. You're the best.

    • Paul Taylor

      No they didn't.

      • Simon Belmont

        Works for me. Not sure why it's not working for you.

        I can see two of my contacts as online now as I type this. Maybe the update hasn't rolled out to you yet.

        • Paul Taylor

          It has. I have several people showing with a green icon. Permanently. They never turn grey once they've been green. Are you able to get them to turn grey and green alternately as they go on and offline?

          • Simon Belmont

            I have, indeed, seen people go offline. One of the people I mentioned earlier is gray now, and hence offline.

            Maybe try clearing the cache and data for your Hangouts app? It seems to be functioning normal for me.

          • Paul Taylor

            I figured out what was wrong. It's an inconsistency between the Chrome version of Hangouts and the Android version, in the way they work with Google Talk at the back end. The back end still supports the 'idle' status even though the clients do not. On the Chrome client, if someone is 'idle' then they show as offline. On the Android client, if someone is 'idle' then they show as online. My friend has Hangouts on her Nexus 7 and left it on, unattended all day. According to Chrome she was 'offline', according to Android she was 'online', and according to Google Talk she was 'away'. It turns out most of my friends show as 'away' in Google Talk, so they all show as offline in Chrome and all show as permanently online in Android. Hence my confusion! When they truly log off, they correctly go grey in Android.

          • Simon Belmont

            Interesting. They should add an orange shade to the status for away and a red for busy.

            That would be more interoperable with the old GTalk and it would afford more information to Hangouts users. Hopefully Google will keep refining it, but at least we got something status wise now.

        • Paul Taylor

          I'm comparing with the Chrome extension, which puts a green line under the person's profile picture if they are online. That appears to be working correctly, whereas on the mobile app they remain permanently green. They never turn grey for me.

  • nvillaco

    You guys think SMS will ever be integrated into Hangouts?... I remember after the initial disappointment people had when it launched without SMS, there were some random rumors of Googlers claiming to still be working on that functionality?... Havent heard anything on it since though and seems like people aren't even waiting/hoping for it anymore. Am I the only one still?

    In my eyes, if this happened, it would be the absolute game changer. I hate apple so so much but I think iMessage is their one feature that is a clear big advantage. A messaging service that intelligently switches between SMS and internet chat depending on what the receiving person has. I feel that while android has matured into a beautiful platform, this is the one thing kept in the dark ages. You'd think the texting app is one of the most important apps on a phone and yet it's still frequently the first app to get replaced by a 3rd party app. Hangouts with integrated SMS would be huuuuge.

    • Cory Wilson

      Couldn't agree more! Every update is disappointing because sms and gvoice aren't integrated

    • http://jamieellis.co.cc/ Jamie Ellis


      Also regards iMessage with Facetime Audio and Video on iOS and BBM (along with BBM Voice etc) on an Blackberry are the combined experience what should Hangouts on Android should be!

      No Audio only Hangouts (an enhanced Worldwide Google Voice - Google) similar to Facetime Audio, BBM Voice or Skype is a missed opportunity along with no combined Messenger App (inclusion of SMS/MMS integration) to challenge iMessage and BBM

  • Michał Gałężewski
    • TJ Benson

      I just got that too! do you know what's changed?

  • http://www.smsnetwork.org/ Mikael Jakobsson

    I has got Hangout, Google Serch, and Youtube update today all is awsome update but non beat the Hangout Online status update :)

  • http://robert.aitchison.org raitchison

    Sigh I can't believe they still haven't fixed the no video chat over cellular on AT&T thing.

  • Evan Jenkins

    The big problem I have with hangouts, is that it doesn't support expandable notifications. I don't get it most other Google apps have this function. Why doesn't hangouts, that along with a lack of sms/google voice integration is the reason I don't use it. It sure is good looking and other than those issues, which I'm sure will be fixed eventually, it is a very solid chat app.

    • andy_o

      Of course it does. You can expand it and it will show more of the messages.

      • Evan Jenkins

        I literally tried to do it before I posted to see if it worked. nothing worked, not a two finger pinch out, not a quick double click to open it. Nothing, can I see a screenshot of it, and how did you do it. Also, does it have buttons to reply? Not calling you a liar, I just have never been able to make it work

        • andy_o

          Well here on CM 10.2 the topmost notification is always expanded by default, I think this is an Android thing though, not just CM. If the notification is not expanded, you don't pinch, you swipe down with two fingers. You can also swipe down with one finger, but that only works when the screen can't scroll, so two finger swipe down is the surefire way.

          It does not have reply buttons though. I'm assuming you mean to reply from a popup like some messengers do.

        • Paul Taylor

          Try holding down the notification until it buzzes, then dragging your finger downwards.

  • Dani

    Is it still not possible to just do a simple voice call instead of the video call?

    • https://play.google.com/store/apps/developer?id=iWizard Bikram Agarwal

      Looks like it. Was hoping for it when I read the title in my news feed. But nope; no voice call even now. Sticking to Talk.

  • Cory Wilson

    Cannot open file.... What gives this usually works!

  • giacu

    I still don't understand, does the green icon next to the contact mean that they have hangouts installed? on the phone? on the computer? does it mean that they're currently online?

    I have people in my contacts that show the icon as being gray even though I have chatted with them regularly on hangouts before... so why are they still showing up grey?

    and i have people that I know for a fact that they are currently offline and are showing green... so i'm a bit confused of what this green icon means....

    • http://www.standupforkids.org blackroseMD1

      Green = online, grey = offline

      Could still be a little buggy.

      • Paul Taylor

        That's not what it says at the top of the article. It says "You can finally see who is on Hangouts!" So all your friends who are 'on Hangouts' seem to show green. No mention of online/offline!

  • Cory Wilson

    OK download is broken, tried on 2 devices both say "cannot open file"

    • Nuno Guerreiro

      Me too... I was start going crazy...

      Please someone at Android Police fix this!!!

  • Kiamat

    When I try to open the apk, it opens Pocket Casts instead.

    • Nuno Guerreiro

      And when I try to open the apk file from here, it says it cannot open the file... anyone??

  • Liam Higgins

    So when are we getting the sms integration that was"coming soon"?

    • Ryan O’Neill

      In the settings, there's something about "confirm mobile number". Could this be an indicator that SMS is right around the corner?

      • Liam Higgins

        that's actually been there since hangouts was released :/

    • Paul Taylor

      They retracted that promise on the same day they said it.

  • meelyg

    Hey Google, thanks for putting online status back.
    Now if you could go ahead & offer photo/video sharing without google+ that'd be great

  • eliseo

    4G in screenshoot? Mhh... The Nexus 4 hasn't Lte... This is the next Nexus?

    • Kokomo

      Could be an old Galaxy Nexus...I would rather pray for the new Nexus instead though!

  • peterfares

    Seems like Google is SOMEWHAT listening. It shows if they're signed in or not now. But only on the contacts list and "idle" (orange on Talk) appears green, so it's still hard to tell if the person should respond or not. Still no mobile/desktop indicator. Still cant tell which Google account I'm messaging when I have a contact with multiple accounts. AAAAND downgrading to Talk.

    • Paul Taylor

      Actually it doesn't even show that much. Once a person is green, they remain green for ever in my experience. So, pointless. Also, only the thumbnails and the 'people you hang out with' list have this, so if you haven't chatted to anyone yet then you're out of luck. Meanwhile the Google Talk list on the GMail website still happily shows online (green), away (orange), etc. That's all I want to see on Hangouts!

  • https://play.google.com/store/apps/developer?id=iWizard Bikram Agarwal

    Online / Offline indicator - Done.

    Pending 1 (I won't upgrade unless these are done) -
    "Appear offline" switch.
    Voice call to other hangout user.

    Pending 2 (Good to have. Not a dealbreaker for me)
    Google Voice integration.
    SMS integration.

    • Kenton Douglas

      both depend on (maintaining, or obtaining) good carrier relationships.

  • http://www.LOVEanon.org/ Michael Oghia (Ogie)

    I think I speak for everyone when I say: FINALLY!!!!!

  • Nawfil Nibir Neel

    4G in a Nexus 4 screenshot?! Hmm...

    • Benjamin Pavel

      Most likely that is just Nexus 5. :)

  • Mystery Man

    This update is prepping for 4.4 kit kat in which they will announce SMS integration?

  • AkhilSood

    Did they change the emoticon on the keyboard! Or atleast give an option use enter as send? That thing is really stupid if you cant change it.

  • Jon

    Biggest WTF yet. My hangouts updated some hours ago with no warning. A friend of mine started a hangout with me, keeping a kind of weird monologue. Turns out, she wasn't writing me. She was writing someone I don't even know. I didn't receive the responses from the other person, only what she was writing, but she wasn't writing it on a hangout to ME. I mean, she chats with another person, and I see what she writes? That's a HUGE privacy fuckup. When I asked her what was going on, on the same hangout, she had a new hangout opened with my contact, which until then she didn't use.

  • Miah

    I lost all my messages WTF! As for the staged rollouts FU*CK YOU!

    • yankeesusa

      You really need a break or something. Its just an app. no need to get your panties in a bunch. your gonna have a heart attack before your 50. It's ok. Everything will be ok

      • Miah

        Well that escalated quickly.

  • njegruc

    Is it just me or the conversations are out of sync with this new update? Everything I type on phone is transposed on desktop, but reply from other person is no where to be seen on phone. Just the desktop :(

    • Nuno Guerreiro

      That happens if someone in the conversation does not use Hangouts (android, chrome, whatever...)
      A few weeks ago I discovered that. I was using talk to chat, but then I tried hangout and discovered that the lines that were talked during Talk were not displayed on hangouts...

  • woj_tek

    oh, update... so this may explaing a google feckup with mis-delivered messages: http://productforums.google.com/forum/#!topic/gmail/pK6Oax7a_SE - rotfl @ google...

  • yankeesusa

    All this complaining. Ive never seen so much complaining for an update that really didn't do much harm. Plus I know we expect the best from google but for goodness sakes we don't pay for this app, just be patient.

  • Jeremy Miller

    Just installed the APK and Google Voice (recently updated as well) freaked out. Don't know if this just means that it refreshed from the severs and so decided to refresh all Google stuff but this could mean something.

  • ManwellC

    Finally... Online Status.

  • Vasilis K.

    Where will they add voice call??? WHEN???

  • Peter

    Hangouts updated to 1.2.018 (849105-30) on my wife's Nexus 4. The one in this article is 1.2.016

  • Jules

    Is there an update for Windows OS? My laptop Hangout Contact list is a hot mess, can't hardly see the green line and don't like have to scroll through all my contacts to see whose online/logged in. Also, why can't we change our status like in chat?