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Google Hangouts Updated to v1.1, Includes More “Butter” and Emoji

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Google Hangouts received an update today (or earlier in the week but is just now rolling out to everyone) to version 1.1. The update is minor, as in it doesn’t include Google Voice or any other new feature. What we are getting is more emoji, and additional “butter” to make the app run faster and slicker. The update also fixes a bunch of bugs. And that’s it.

What’s New:


  • Added more emoji!
  • We added some butter to Hangouts to make it run faster and slicker.
  • Fixed a bunch of bugs.

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Cheers Jason!

  • hondasd1201

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    • O’Doyle Rules

      Take your top of the range Toyota and shove it. Also, I hope you, Jocelyn and Denise all die.

  • NoBullet

    I hate how the app lags when you open the keyboard. Thats still not fixed.

  • duke69111

    All the recent reviews since the update wen’t live are bad. Reviewers seam to dislike the app since it replaced Talk.

  • Cool, now I can stay in closer touch with the 3 other people I know who use this.

  • ianflo

    i wish gifs would work in the app like they do on the desktop.

  • J. Gilbertson

    I’d be happy if we can just get “buddy lists” back. I’m tired of everyone that I’ve emailed with my gmail showing up in my hangouts contact list.

  • bogy25

    It’s still slow on my RAZR MAXX HD

  • Trooper

    Bring back gtalk please!

  • Daniel

    If only they added a way to VIEW AND SET STATUS, and also view who is online or arrange by status instead of just some giant list of everyone I know in a useless order :- Guess I’ll stick with Talk still (and the old maps apk)

  • Will P

    Can you post a bigger Hangouts logo? thx :p btw this update made it much much faster

  • AnotherAndroidKid

    More Butter. More Syrup. More Butter…

  • brandon

    Totally sent this into yall yesterday lol

    • Jason Downing

      I was going to send it last night, but I ended up falling asleep lol. I send it things here and there, but some don’t get posted… this one did thought 🙂

  • Jeff Tycz

    Thank god they made it faster, it was slow as balls loading conversations

    • Joe

      This thing is still slow as all hell loading the app on my GNex

      • Jeff Tycz

        it is significantly better than how it was before though, I am also using GNex

  • bboyairwreck

    If CM Team was able to get SMS integration easily with Talk, I dont see how it could take Google that long to integrate it with Hangouts? Maybe they gotta deal with carriers? I really love hangouts but getting SMS will get the rest of my friends on board

    • brkshr

      I think you’re thinking of how they got Google Voice to work in Messaging/SMS apps. CM never got SMS integration in Talk that I’m aware of.

      • bboyairwreck

        Yeah oops. Fixed it.

  • JamesU513

    (austin powers voice) Forget the emojis…give me more MOJO baby yeeeeah!!

    • JamesU513

      here you go

      • itsgonnalast

        Mike Myers has triple citizenship… I didn’t even know that was possible.

        • JolleyMan

          So did Albert Einstein. Coincidence? I think not.

          • itsgonnalast


  • sirmeili

    Why don’t they add the “online” notifier that they added in the web UIs? My mom uses it on her tablet (since we had to stop using gtalk), and she likes to know when I’m “available”. From her laptop she has no issues (since it uses the Web UI), but the apps don’t. This has got to be an easy fix.

    • florious80

      Yeah. It doesn’t make any sense not to include that in the mobile version from the beginning.

      • MikeCiggy

        idk. I can see some reasons for it being left out. It seems like this is more of a replacement for SMS and not so much for Google Talk. Google Talk could have been compared to AIM. But Hangouts is more similar to SMS where your technically always available to ‘receive’ messages.

        • sirmeili

          With the addition of Video calling, voice calling, photo sharing, etc, this if far more than a replacement for SMS. This is a “unified” messaging communication service and sometimes it’s just helpful to know when someone is there when you message them.

          I do with they would bring back file sharing as well. I hate that I have to push something to drive to share it instead of just drag and drop on the window. It was a silly omission.

    • klouf

      THIS! From what I have been able to gather, it just slightly grays out offline contacts, but depending on screen brightness and surrounding lighting, this is such a pain to try and figure out sometimes!

    • brkshr

      I don’t get how this is such a big deal. Send them a message. They will get it when they look at their phone/tablet & you can see when they have read it or if they haven’t, which in my opinion is better.

      I never really found the original Talk “online” notifier to be accurate anyways. I’ve tested several times with my GF & it would say that either one of us is “online” when we haven’t touched our phones for more than a half hour.

      • sirmeili

        My mom is in her 60s. Sometimes she checks to see if I’m “online” so she can IM (instant message) me instead of calling if it’s somtehing she wants a fairly quick response on. I don’t see why it’s a huge deal to have it anyways. If it’s there, you don’t have to use it ,but some people would find it useful.

        Add to that the fact that google decided to add it to the web UIs and they could at least provide a uniformed UI across all versions of the app.

        • brkshr

          But you’re always online right? Just like an SMS. She sends a message & you receive a notification to look at your phone. I would explain that to her… If that’s hard for her to understand now, I get that. Change isn’t always the easiest for people that didn’t grow up in the tech age. I mean no offense to you or your mother. Just my opinion. I know people like different things than me & obviously more people agree with you.

          • LiterofCola

            What if you want to check to see if the other person is still asleep in the morning before you wake them up unintentionally with a text. Or if you want to see if someone has gone to bed yet at night before you wake them up the same way. Loved the online notifier.

          • brkshr

            You got me there! 😛 Personally, I don’t text after or before a certain time, but I definitely see how that would come in handy. As far as incoming texts, I don’t worry about it because I have my quiet hours set from 11pm to 7am. So I can sleep peacefully.

          • sirmeili

            There is a huge difference between having hangouts open (or at my computer) and just having my phone on me. I know you don’t get it, and you think she can’t accept “change”, but it’s not about that, it’s about convenience. If she sees I’m available, she’s fairly certain I will answer within a reasonable amount of time, if I’m not available, she may choose to call me instead.

            And no, I’m not always online. I may have cell service, but little to no data (we are not exactly in a huge metropolis). SMS works a lot better because it runs off the voice side of the phone service and not data. In this case SMS != Hangouts. SMS/phone has a far better chance of getting to me.

        • Ben

          I love how the answer you got is “who needs it?” when clearly you wouldn’t have asked for it if you didn’t need it.

          • sirmeili

            It’s ok. Some people (and I’m sure I’m guilty of this at times as well), seem to think if they don’t see a use for it, no one could possibly see a use for it. I personally don’t mind either way, though I do prefer to have that option available to me.

    • LiterofCola

      Exactly! This is the reason I haven’t updated it from Talk.

      • sirmeili

        The reason we updated was because we were losing messages between hangouts and gtalk. Especially when I wasn’t “available”. She likes it for the most part, but I know the “available” thing on her tablet bothers her, especially since it works in both G+ and the Hangouts app.

    • Obi

      It does tell you. If the picture is full color they’re online. If its grayed out then no. Its much easier to notice if you go to the add conversation screen.

      • sirmeili

        Sorry, I don’t see any difference. I took 2 people, one “available” and one not as hangouts on my laptop indicates, and look at them in the phone. Neither picture is “grayed” out in the least and if it is, there is no noticeable difference based on their contact pictures.

        Also, I shouldn’t have to go the “add conversation” screen to see if someone I already have a conversation with is ‘available’. From the conversation list, I can’t tell who is or who is not ‘available’. I double checked on my nexus7 just to be sure and can’t tell there either.

        I know at one point they were doing that, but perhaps they removed it as I no longer see that indicator. Also, you’re just proving my point. They (might) have an indicator in place. Just make it more prominent.