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Google Hangouts will soon bring sending videos and other features to the Android app

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For a long time now Hangouts updated it iOS app with the features of recording and sending videos  Google is now bringing the feature to the Android version of the app. Hangouts users using an Android phones will soon be able to record and send up to a minute of footage from inside the app once the update arrives on Google Play store.

In February 2014 Google first allowed iOS Hangouts users to record and send a short video of 10-seconds only. Later this year in March it was now upped to a full minute, but sadly for the Android users there were still left out, having to make do with updates like the feature Google Voice conversations to send stickers.

Google still seems to be making better apps for iPhone than for its own operating system, but the new update should at least make Hangouts more equal as Google pushes it live across various stores this week.

You can use Hangouts to send messages, make voice and video calls, and share photos.

Hangouts are synced automatically across devices, so you can start a Hangout on your computer and continue on another device, like your phone.

What you can do with Hangouts
Send Hangouts messages: You can start a Hangout with only one person or have a group chat with several people.
Make video calls: You can have face-to-face video calls with up to 9 other people.

Make phone calls on Wi-Fi or data: Almost all calls you make to the U.S. and Canada are free from all countries where Hangouts calling is available. A few U.S. and Canadian destinations will cost 1 cent per minute (USD), or the listed rate for your local currency. Calling isn’t available to all locations.

Send text messages: You can send text messages using
Hangouts with your Google Voice or Project Fi phone number.
On Android devices, you can send texts using Hangouts with your carrier number.

Share photos, videos, locations, and stickers: You can share photos, stickers, and emoji in conversations. On mobile devices, you can also share your location with other people.

What you’ll need to get started on Hangouts
A Google Account
Let Hangouts use your microphone and camera
Computers with Internet Explorer, Firefox & Safari browsers: Download and install the latest version of the Hangouts plugin.

To get Hangouts on your Android device
Download the Hangouts app for Android devices from playstore.
To make phone calls, download the Hangouts Dialer to turn on calling in the Hangouts app.
You can make domestic and international calls using a Wi-Fi or data connection (like 4G).

People with disabilities can use Android accessibility features to use core features on Hangouts, like phone calls. For more details, see Android’s accessibility articles.

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