An update hit the Hangouts Dialer app this morning, bringing a much-needed and highly requested feature for the application – the ability to recognize itself as a standalone dialer app.
Previously, when you would hit a phone number link on your phone with the Hangouts Dialer app installed, you would be directed to your stock dialer application. Now, with the update, you are given a choice to use either the Hangouts Dialer or stock dialer.
From this point, you can choose Hangouts Dialer as your default call placing app, which is a big step forward and a feature we have been needing since day 1 of launch.
The updated Dialer is now available on Google Play.
- Now use Hangouts Dialer to place calls initiated from other apps that show phone numbers, like Search and Maps.
- Add to contacts from call history.