Google Hangouts for iOS Gains Support for iPhone X

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Hangouts, Google's dedicated messaging app, was today updated with support for the iPhone X. With the update, the Hangouts app is able to take advantage of the full display of the iPhone X, without black bars at the top and the bottom.

With the iPhone X update for Hangouts, all of Google's major iOS apps now offer support for Apple's new flagship device. Google previously introduced iPhone X updates for Docs, Sheets, Slides, Gmail, and Google Maps.

According to Google's release notes for today's Hangouts update, the only new feature is iPhone X optimization.

Google Hangouts can be downloaded from the App Store for free. [Direct Link]

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36 months ago
I got my entire family to use it - including friends. Then... Google said they were going to phase it out for Allo and Duo. Then they decided to keep it around for just business users... and ... I guess now it hangs around anyway. My family / friends moved to WhatsApp ... I despise it so much - always draining iPhone battery and iPhone has to be connected to Wifi and ... ugh it is so laggy and slow. I really miss Hangouts and wish that google hadn't ... abandoned it ... or planned to then didn't .... or .... whatever they're doing with their many messengers.
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36 months ago
Awesome. Hangouts is the best multi platform messenger.
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36 months ago

I tried to get people I know to use Hangouts years ago. It's just too much of a hassle for typical iPhone users apparently. Unfortunately most everyone I know uses iPhone, which traps me in iPhone too - green bubbles are still shunned in the circles I run in.

Sigh.

Hangouts is horrible. Furthermore, Google half-asses things so they give up on projects midway through. Right now they have 5 or so different communication apps with no direction. Bottom line, you care more about Hangouts than Google does.
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36 months ago

With the iPhone X update for Hangouts, all of Google's major iOS apps now offer support for Apple's new flagship device.

What do you consider “all of Google's major iOS apps”? There are still a few that don’t support iPhone X:

* Google Inbox
* Google Voice
* Google Play Books
* Google Play Newsstand
* Chrome Remote Desktop
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36 months ago
Inbox still hasn't been updated :(
I haven't used the Gmail app in so long and can't be bothered to download it. Did they change Gmail to be more like Inbox?
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36 months ago
Still waiting on my AIM update
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