An application that can support most of the features of the previous and newer Google messaging apps. Hangouts is an all-in-one chat application, with support for instant messaging, voice and video calls, messaging, group messaging, and handy screen sharing capability. Google Hangouts is excellent for audio and video conference calls. /bikeshedchanges the background color of your chat box. /ponystreamwill send an endless herd of ponies running across your chat box (type /ponystream again to turn them off).
Most calls within the U.S. or Canada are completely gratis, but you have the option to set up a calling credit to pay for any international calls. There are a lot of Gmail users out there who accessGoogle Hangouts on a regular basis, but don’t even realize it. If you’ve uninstalled or don’t have the app on your device, the Android version is available for free for download from the Google Play store here.
This trick’s perfect if you’re playing any sort of online game that involves rolling dice. Simply type “/roll” into Google Hangouts, and you and whoever you’re chatting with will see a message saying you’ve rolled the die. If you’re playing a virtual group game like Dungeons & Dragons that calls for a 20-sided die, type /rolld20. Type “/shydino” into Google Hangouts and a small green dinosaur will slide onto the screen and hide behind an even smaller yellow house in the middle of the chat window. “”We had Hangouts users mistaking one of our emoji for a shy dinosaur hiding behind a house,”” Sanjay Mavinkurve, Google’s Lead User Experience Designer for Hangouts, told HuffPost. “”It seemed a shame to not have such an emoji, so we added the Easter egg.””
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There is no on-screen emoji keyboard without an extension/plugin on a desktop for Google Hangouts. You can use the list below to trigger 50 different emoji in Hangouts. If you are using Google Meet they also work however the shortcodes do not you must copy and paste the images.
5) “”Video search”” allows you to search for links to YouTube videos (not the actual videos, mind you, just a still and a link. 4) “”Albums”” are images organized from various places, including past chats with particular people. 2) “”Auto Backup”” refers to any photos you allowed Google to automatically suck up from your Android device into its giant data hole. You have to add “ba” after the Konami code for it to work.
Once you find the Hangouts icon, tap it and Hangouts should load within your browser. Once you’ve activated Google Hangouts and logged in with your Gmail account, you can start a chat with any of your Gmail contacts right from your devices while at home or on the go. These trio of updates are rolling first to Google Chat for Android and will be fully available over the coming weeks.