Google Hangouts for iOS Gains Share Extension and Low Power Mode Support

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Google has updated its Hangouts app for iPhone and iPad with a native iOS Share Sheet extension and support for Low Power mode.

Google Hangouts for iOS enables users to send and receive instant messages and group messages, share photos, and make video and voice calls using the company's cross-platform communication service. Users can also connect up to Google Voice via the service to link their personal phone numbers, enable SMS and activate voice recognition.

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The Share extension in version 9.0 of Hangouts means users can now share text, links, images, and video from other apps on their device, while the Low Power support essentially means that the app will now automatically turn off video when the device's battery is depleted to 20% or lower.

The Share extension can be activated by tapping the Share button within the app, selecting "More" at the end of the Share Sheet, and toggling the switch next to Hangouts to the ON position.

Google Hangouts is a free download on the App Store for iPhone and iPad. [Direct Link]

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C DM Avatar
62 months ago

Isn't that supposed to be coming up in iOS v.whatever, shortly?

Well, there's FaceTime video and audio that can be used between Apple devices, but not for basically regular calling, and there's WiFi calling which iOS supports and the more recent iPhones support, but the use of that depends on your cellular provider as far as them actually offering it and how it works for example when you are outside of your home country and the like. Google Voice's calling abilities that use data have been around before WiFi calling and are still there now even when WiFi calling isn't an option.
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Sirious Avatar
62 months ago
I just learnt that apps need to "support" low power mode. That's probably why it never works for me lol
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vertsix Avatar
62 months ago
I've been waiting for this feature for so long.

All they need to do is incorporate 3D Touch shortcuts and I'll be super happy.
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Keane16 Avatar
62 months ago

I just learnt that apps need to "support" low power mode. That's probably why it never works for me lol

It works at the system level, and the app level.

When enabled system level functionality will be reduced (networking, animations etc.). Additionally apps can detect Low Power Mode is enabled and can limit features, like the Hangouts app turns off video.

So Low Power Mode savings vary (quite a bit) depending on the apps you have and the settings they have enabled. This guy for instance saw substantial improvements:

http://birchtree.me/blog/wqoc7twm9a26g29pbwkvjikqju8tz7/
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