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[Software] The Best All-In-One Messaging & Calling App For Android

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Post on 2014-12-17 10:15:30 | All posts |Read mode
Last edited by Shaw on 2014-12-17 10:16 Dear iFans, keeping in contact with people takes a lot of forms nowadays: text chat, video calling, and regular audio calling. There are a good number of fantastic messaging apps for Android, SMS/MMS alternatives, video calling apps like Skype, and even alternative Dialer apps – but what if there was one app that could take the place of all of those?

Meet Google Hangouts for Android. Send SMS and MMS messages, send Hangouts-to-Hangouts messages for free, make Hangouts-to-Hangouts video calls for free, and with the magic of integrated Google Voice support, you can even make phone calls to anyone in the US for free (though you’ll need an American number to set up your Google Voice number).
Hangouts is also available on iOS and Chrome, but we’ll be focusing on the Android version here, as we're iFans.
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User Interface
Hangouts on Android is decked out in its signature green, though it hasn’t yet gotten the full Material Design makeover. It has three tabs along the top: contacts, messages, and dialer (once you download the free Dialer add-on, which you should).
Text Messages
This is the part of the app where Google can take the place of both your preferred messaging app, and your SMS/MMS app. You can send Hangouts-to-Hangouts messages for free over WiFi or cellular, much like you can with Whatsapp, Line, or Facebook Messenger.
The difference here is that your SMS and MMS messages are also integrated. Hangouts messages are shown in green, while SMS appear in white. If the person you’re texting has both Hangouts and a carrier number, you can choose which to send your message to.
Video Calls
Finally we have reached a stage where Hangouts can replace Skype on your phone. If another user has Hangouts on their Android device, iPhone, iPad, or computer, you can video call them by tapping the video button in the top right.
If it doesn’t appear, make sure you’re messaging their Hangouts account, and not their SMS account (check the lower left corner next to the text entry field).
Audio Calls
Back when we compared Hangouts and Facebook Messenger, audio calling was one of the major features that Hangouts was missing. That problem no longer exists, making it the king of the messaging battleground.
You can either dial from the dialer tab in the main app, or tap the Call icon in a message thread, as shown below. These calls are made with your data connection, so you might want to be connected to Wi-Fi before spending three hours catching up with your best friend. The good news, however, is that it won’t use up the minutes on your cellular plan.
Settings
If you venture into the slide-out menu on the left side and tap Settings, you’ll wind up in the menu shown below and to the left. From here, you can adjust settings for your individual Google accounts or SMS settings.
Inside each account, you can set your profile photo, your status/mood, edit how you receive notifications, and tinker with your Google Voice integration.

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Yes this is really good app
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Zaheer posted on 2014-12-17 11:45
Yes this is really good app

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