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Gmail adds Hangouts tab so you can message friends and email at the same time

Gmail adds Hangouts tab so you can message friends and email at the same time

By 27 August 2014

Gmail now comes with Hangouts. Google has updated Gmail across all devices - even the web - so that it includes a new Hangouts tab. This tab will show you which of your friends are online and offline, and you can simply tap or click their name to start... >>

Google adds SMS to Hangouts Android app, Emoji to KitKat keyboard

Google adds SMS to Hangouts Android app, Emoji to KitKat keyboard

By 7 November 2013

Google wants the world to communicate better, and in the Google way. To do so, it has updated its Google Keyboard and Hangouts apps with some much-welcomed features. Starting with the Hangouts app, it now supports SMS and MMS. Google revealed last week... >>

Google+ adds 18 new features for Video, Photos, Hangouts and more

Google+ adds 18 new features for Video, Photos, Hangouts and more

By 29 October 2013

Google is holding a live event in San Francisco right now, and it's introducing 18 new features for Google+. Before announcing the changes, Vic Gundotra, senior vice-president at Google, confirmed that Google+ users upload 1.5 billion photos each week.... >>

Google+ Hangouts On Air now in HD, will roll out to all video calls too

Google+ Hangouts On Air now in HD, will roll out to all video calls too

By 28 August 2013

Google announced on Wednesday that it has updated Google+ with HD-quality video for Hangouts. Google's chat service will initially support HD only through Hangouts on Air, a live-streamed version of Hangouts available on Google+ or as embeds via YouTube,... >>

Skype for Outlook.com preview now available in US, UK and elsewhere

Skype for Outlook.com preview now available in US, UK and elsewhere

By 19 August 2013

Microsoft announced on Monday that the preview of its Skype integration in Outlook.com is now live for users in the UK, US, Germany, France, Brazil and Canada. The company originally revealed in April that a preview of the integration would begin to roll... >>

Google+ for Android updated: Say goodbye to Messenger, hello to Hangouts

Google+ for Android updated: Say goodbye to Messenger, hello to Hangouts

By 14 August 2013

Google+ for Android app updated on Wednesday with a number of highly requested improvements for features and integrated services, while the Google+ mobile apps collectively bid farewell to another service. The first improvement makes account and page... >>

Google reportedly tests Helpouts, an e-commerce platform with Hangout-like video

Google reportedly tests Helpouts, an e-commerce platform with Hangout-like video

By 25 July 2013

Google is testing a new e-commerce platform, called Helpouts, which would allow users to buy and sell products through video, according to a new report. TechCrunch reported on Wednesday - citing leaked mock-ups and an anonymous tipster - that Google had... >>

Google adds voice to Hangouts, bringing calls back to Gmail

Google adds voice to Hangouts, bringing calls back to Gmail

By 9 July 2013

Google announced on Tuesday that it has reintroduced the ability to make calls from Gmail, thanks to a new voice-calling feature in Hangouts. Hangouts is an instant message and video platform available in Gmail, Google+, and in Chrome with an extension,... >>

Google confirms Google Voice support coming to Hangouts

Google confirms Google Voice support coming to Hangouts

By 20 May 2013

Google's unified Hangouts was introduced by Google last Wednesday during Google I/O, combining all of Google's chat services into one - except for Voice. It's not clear why Voice was left out right out of the gates, leaving many to speculate about its... >>

New Nexus 7 leaked in Google+ Hangouts video?

New Nexus 7 leaked in Google+ Hangouts video?

By 17 May 2013

It may seem highly suspicious, but an eagle-eyed Twitter member spotted what could be the new version of the Nexus 7 in the official Google+ Hangouts promo video. What's gives it away? The current Nexus 7 doesn't have a flashing LED notification light.... >>