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Updates to phone calling in Hangouts 
 
Faster phone calls in Google Hangouts

Calling from desktop just got better. We're excited to announce: 

* Faster call connections right inside of Gmail and Inbox
* Quicker call answering for incoming Google Voice calls

Start a phone call by clicking the phone tab in Gmail, or by searching for a phone number in Hangouts. You can also try this in the Hangouts Chrome App: http://goo.gl/FujGNb

Look for these updates as we roll them out over the next few days!

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When I dial a number from hangouts, it connects, but is silent for the first ~15 seconds.  I can't hear the other person, they can't hear me.  This is leading everyone to hang up on my calls, and has rendered calls from my PC useless since the update.
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Contacts updated
 
Big launch for the team today!  We've hugely improved Google Contacts.  The once tedious task of "managing" your contacts on Google has been made a lot easier, more intelligent... and more beautiful...  The launch is still a 'preview', so go to contacts.google.com/preview, check it out, and let them know what you think!
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Smart suggestions is one the things I am most excited about ..
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Where is the 'set your mood' on mobile Hangouts?
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I wonder what my team is up to ;-)
 
The Hangouts team is staying up late and getting ready for some fun news coming tomorrow. Stay tuned!
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very like
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As Google's core business continues to thrive, Larry Page is making huge bets on new technology—ingestible nanoparticles, balloons that beam down broadband—that could define the future.
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Bookmark your Hangouts video calls

Whether it’s the weekly chat from your dorm room with your parents or that group video call with your fantasy football league, Hangouts is a great way to keep in touch with your friends and family. With today's update, it's easier and faster to get into a Hangouts video call with your favorites.

You can already share a link to a live video call from your browser to invite more people to join. Starting today you can bookmark the URL for any video call and come back to it again and again. Save it to your desktop, bookmark it in your browser, email it, attach it to your calendar -- stash it anywhere you like! Then, when you open a saved Hangouts link, you’ll be immediately connected to anyone else that opened that same link. Getting the gang back together again has never been easier.

#Hangouts   #googleplusupdates  
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Awesome!
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Happy Saint Patricks day .... and while you are at it, type it in your next hangouts chat :-) 
drink responsibly! 
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+Amit Fulay so that's what coders do hahahaah
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Update to Hangouts on Android!
 
Today, we're updating the Hangouts app for Android.

Since our last release, our main focus has been to improve stability and performance and we’ve addressed lots of the feedback and suggestions that we get from you!

We've also made lots of under the hood improvements that will allow us to build even more great features going forward.

Enjoy the new release and stay tuned for more!
http://goo.gl/v7FTL
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This update is draining my battery when location sharing is turned on
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FYI
 
Since we launched Google Talk in 2005, a lot has changed! The way we keep in touch with friends, family and colleagues has evolved tremendously. Today, group conversations, sharing your day with stickers or emojis and messaging across multiple devices have become second nature to many of us. 

For some time now, our team has shared that we plan to focus our efforts on Hangouts. The Google Talk app for Windows will be deprecated on February 23, 2015. This will allow us to focus on bringing you the most robust and expressive communications experience with Google Hangouts.

Today, Hangouts connects millions of people around the world. Hangouts will let you chat with all your Google contacts, while still supporting your favorite features -- text chat, presence, contact lists and status messages. In addition, you can have group video chats, make phone calls, use emojis and keep your conversations going across Android (http://goo.gl/YGWynt), iOS(http://goo.gl/HzhP2I), and desktop

If messaging right from your PC desktop is important to you, the Hangouts Chrome app (http://goo.gl/oPnnlg) or Gmail on desktop can help you reach your friends while you're at your desk. If you’re not ready to make the switch to Hangouts quite yet, you can continue using Google Talk on Windows with a range of compatible third-party chat apps (http://goo.gl/FSbCX5). Please keep in mind these aren’t Google products, so exercise caution when signing in with your Google account.

For those loyal Google Talk users, we thank you for your support and we hope you give us the opportunity to provide an even better communications experience with Google Hangouts.
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what's the relation to mms not working on google hangouts via google voice anymore? furthermore, the hangouts chrome extension has lost the ability to send images. there is no camera icon any longer
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Towards a more expressive and smarter communications. Enjoy the Hangouts update!
 
Hangouts: now smarter, faster, and a lot more fun

If you’re like me, you want to stay connected with friends and family without technology getting in the way. Hangouts lets you focus on the people you love talking to, so your conversations feel as in-the-moment and natural as they do in real life.

Today we’re updating the Hangouts app for Android to make it easier to express yourself, and have more fun along the way:
    - Like the saying goes, a sticker is worth a thousand words. From penguins to pirates, koalas to cats, 16 new sticker packs (and more to come!) have tons of ways to say what’s on your mind.
    - Give your video calls some extra flair with video filters including sepia, vignette, black & white, and more. Just swipe during a video call to try these new styles. 

We’re also making it easier to start conversations with friends and family:
    - Confirm your phone number so your friends who already have your digits can more easily find and message you in Hangouts.
    - Know when your friends are ready to chat right now with “last seen” timestamps, so you never have to type, “You there?”

Hangouts is also introducing the start of something new -- smart suggestions right in your conversations:
    - When you’re trying to meet up with friends in real life and someone asks, “Where are you?”, Hangouts can now understand what you need and offer to help.  You’ll see a one-tap option to share your location right in the conversation, without you needing to hunt around in a map, drop a pin and send your position. 

Try all the new features by updating the Hangouts app on your Android device  (http://goo.gl/v7FTL - rolling out to the Play Store over the next few hours). Note that “last seen” timestamps will roll out in waves over the next few weeks, so you may not see this feature for all your contacts right away. Today’s updates will also be available on the Hangouts iOS app soon. 

P.S. We’ve added a few other surprises to this Hangouts update, but we’ll let you find them on your own. Woot!
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Share Drive files within your Hangouts conversations

When you’re meeting with your colleagues remotely you want to get things done quickly, and face-to-face conversation is still the fastest and simplest way to communicate. Today, #Hangouts is making collaboration even easier by letting you share links to Drive files without ever leaving your conversation. You can share a link to any Drive file right from the chat window in any Hangouts video call. Shared links will show a preview of the file right in the chat message, even when other participants don’t have their chat window open. The update will be rolling out over the next few hours, so try sharing a Drive link in your next Hangouts video call and start collaborating on Docs with just one click. 

Learn more about sharing Drive files here: http://goo.gl/eyrPJr 
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+Amit Fulay it would be nice if they added this type of thing to the regular Hangouts Chat on Chrome and Android.
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pet peeve...addressed :-)
 
Good news, GV users! You can now stay in touch via MMS with Verizon Wireless users. Google Voice now supports MMS messaging with of all major carriers in the US and Canada. 

Along with this announcement, we are also adding native MMS support for photo messaging to Google Voice. If you opt in to Google Voice in Hangouts, you can now attach photos to any SMS message and it will be delivered as a native MMS (instead of SMS with a link). Support for group messaging via MMS will be enabled in a future update. 

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I love building products..... It's more art than science and I spend every day trying to get better at it. I am a Product Manager for Hangouts. Follow me if you want to find out about Hangouts, Google+ and Google. 
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