Google s Hangouts app for Android has got massive update that brings in a design overhaul as well as a bunch of new features. A similar update was rolled out for iOS users last month.
In terms of design, the Android app now looks similar to apps that follow Google s Material Design philosophy. The interface is now simpler and boasts a lot of green accents, and a floating compose button as well that lets you quickly start a new conversation or group. Google also says that the app is much faster than before, and consumes less battery as well.
Furthermore, attachments have been simplified as well, so you can share multiple photos, emojis, or locations directly from the tab in the chat box. You can also use Google Voice to send or reply to group MMS messages, and the tweaked dialer now includes your ID when making calls.
Lastly, Hangouts for Android Wear too has been updated letting users set custom messages and send messages directly from their smartwatch.