Google has updated its Hangouts Apps for for Android phones and tablets which has introduced a new design.

The update first rolled out for the iPhone and the new design and speed enhancements have now arrived to Android.

The key features of the update include:

  • Hangouts is sleeker. Now updated with material design, Hangouts has a new look and feel: items respond to your touch in more intuitive ways and transitions between tasks are more fluid.
  • Hangouts is simpler. The new Compose button makes it easier for you to start a new group or conversation. Our streamlined contacts list helps you find the right person quickly. And attachments have been revamped and simplified, so sharing—of emoji, GIFs, your location, even multiple photos at once—is a snap.
  • Hangouts is faster. Whether you’re sending a quick message or video chatting with family, you don’t want hold-ups. We’ve been obsessively fixing bugs and speeding up message delivery to make Hangouts faster and more reliable. Bonus: less battery consumption.

You can also to reply to group MMS messages, even when using a Google Voice number.

The update is rolling out starting now, and a small percentage of users get it first.

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  • Derrick Luwaga

    Is Google’s Hangouts update backward compatibale for 2.3 Gingerbread ????