Google Hangouts

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Google Hangouts is a communication platform developed by Google which includes messaging, video chat, SMS and VOIP features.wikipedia
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Google Hangouts is a communication platform developed by Google which includes messaging, video chat, SMS and VOIP features.
It offers services designed for work and productivity (Google Docs, Google Sheets, and Google Slides), email (Gmail/Inbox), scheduling and time management (Google Calendar), cloud storage (Google Drive), social networking (Google+), instant messaging and video chat (Google Allo, Duo, Hangouts), language translation (Google Translate), mapping and navigation (Google Maps, Waze, Google Earth, Street View), video sharing (YouTube), note-taking (Google Keep), and photo organizing and editing (Google Photos).

Google Talk

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It replaces three messaging products that Google had implemented concurrently within its services, including Google Talk, Google+ Messenger (formerly: Huddle), and Hangouts, a video chat system present within Google+. These have included the enterprise-oriented Google Talk (based on XMPP), Google+ Messenger, and the Hangouts feature of Google+, which provided chat, voice, videoconferencing features.
Google Talk (also known as Google Chat ) (now Google Hangouts) was an instant messaging service that provided both text and voice communication.

Messaging apps

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Google Hangouts is a communication platform developed by Google which includes messaging, video chat, SMS and VOIP features.
Some examples of popular messaging apps include WhatsApp, China's WeChat and QQ Messenger, Viber, Line, Snapchat, Korea's KakaoTalk, Google's Hangouts, Blackberry Messenger, and Vietnam's Zalo.

Google+

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It replaces three messaging products that Google had implemented concurrently within its services, including Google Talk, Google+ Messenger (formerly: Huddle), and Hangouts, a video chat system present within Google+. These have included the enterprise-oriented Google Talk (based on XMPP), Google+ Messenger, and the Hangouts feature of Google+, which provided chat, voice, videoconferencing features.
Features included the ability to post photos and status updates to the stream or interest-based communities, group different types of relationships (rather than simply "friends") into Circles, a multi-person instant messaging, text and video chat called Hangouts, events, location tagging, and the ability to edit and upload photos to private cloud-based albums.

Google Voice

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Google has also stated that Hangouts is designed to be "the future" of its telephony product, Google Voice, and has already integrated some of the capabilities of Google Voice into Hangouts.
Google Account customers in most other countries other than the U.S. and Canada may only access the call termination services through the integration with Google Hangouts.

G Suite

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The features would be targeted at business customers while consumer versions would use a freemium model.
G Suite comprises Gmail, Hangouts, Calendar, and Google+ for communication; Drive for storage; Docs, Sheets, Slides, Forms, and Sites for collaboration; and, depending on the plan, an Admin panel and Vault for managing users and the services.

Google I/O

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Following reports that the new service would be known as "Babel", the service officially launched as Hangouts during the Google I/O conference on May 15, 2013. In May 2016, at Google I/O 2016, Google announced two new apps: Google Allo, a messaging app with AI capabilities (AI-powered bots and selfie features ) and Google Duo, a video calling app.

Google Duo

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In May 2016, at Google I/O 2016, Google announced two new apps: Google Allo, a messaging app with AI capabilities (AI-powered bots and selfie features ) and Google Duo, a video calling app.
In an email sent to Android phone manufacturers on October 5, 2016, Google announced that, starting December 1, 2016, Google Duo replaced Hangouts within the suite of Google apps Android phone makers must pre-install on devices, with Hangouts instead becoming an optional app for phone makers to pre-install.

Google Allo

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In May 2016, at Google I/O 2016, Google announced two new apps: Google Allo, a messaging app with AI capabilities (AI-powered bots and selfie features ) and Google Duo, a video calling app.
Russell Brandom of The Verge commented that "the decision will have significant consequences for law enforcement access to Allo messages. By default, Allo messages will now be accessible to lawful warrant requests, the same as message data in Gmail and Hangouts".

Nexus 5

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In Android 4.4, Hangouts is integrated with text messages sending and receiving functions, which is the default SMS app on the Nexus 5.
Hangouts, which now supports text messaging, is used as the default text messaging application.

Android KitKat

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In Android 4.4, Hangouts is integrated with text messages sending and receiving functions, which is the default SMS app on the Nexus 5.
On stock devices, the Messaging and Movie Studio apps were removed; the former was replaced by Google Hangouts, which supported SMS.

Comparison of instant messaging clients

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Comparison of instant messaging clients

Gmail

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The service can be accessed online through the Gmail or Google+ websites, or through mobile apps available for Android and iOS (which were distributed as a successor to their existing Google Talk apps).
In March 2014, Google Voice was discontinued, and replaced with functionality from Google Hangouts, another communication platform from Google.

Emoji

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Users can also now use color emoji symbols in their messages.
Emoji are also supported by the Google Hangouts application (independent of the keyboard in use), in both Hangouts and SMS modes.

Comparison of VoIP software

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Comparison of VoIP software

Chrome OS

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It supports Google Hangouts meetings, Vidyo video conferences, and conference calls from UberConference.

List of video telecommunication services and product brands

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List of video telecommunication services and product brands
Google Hangouts

Communication software

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Google Hangouts is a communication platform developed by Google which includes messaging, video chat, SMS and VOIP features.

Videotelephony

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Google Hangouts is a communication platform developed by Google which includes messaging, video chat, SMS and VOIP features.

SMS

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Google Hangouts is a communication platform developed by Google which includes messaging, video chat, SMS and VOIP features.

Voice over IP

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Google Hangouts is a communication platform developed by Google which includes messaging, video chat, SMS and VOIP features.

XMPP

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These have included the enterprise-oriented Google Talk (based on XMPP), Google+ Messenger, and the Hangouts feature of Google+, which provided chat, voice, videoconferencing features.

Facebook Messenger

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However, its increasingly fragmented and non-unified suite of messaging offerings was also facing growing competition from services such as Facebook Messenger, iMessage, and WhatsApp.

IMessage

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However, its increasingly fragmented and non-unified suite of messaging offerings was also facing growing competition from services such as Facebook Messenger, iMessage, and WhatsApp.

WhatsApp

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However, its increasingly fragmented and non-unified suite of messaging offerings was also facing growing competition from services such as Facebook Messenger, iMessage, and WhatsApp.