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[Download] Google Hangouts gets a major design update, bumps to version 4.0

Google Hangouts

Google Hangouts on Android has just been updated on the Play Store to version 4.0. This, as you’ve probably guessed by now, brings forth an all new design and improved integration with Android Wear smartwatches. With this update, you can now view conversations and respond to them directly from your wearable.

The general user interface of Hangouts on mobile has also been changed and looks less cluttered now, mainly due to the decrease in font size. So what else is new with Hangouts 4.0? Check out the changelog below for more:

  • 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.

  • Make affordable calls from the Hangouts Dialer, now with Outbound Caller ID (so your friends won’t get any more calls from the great “Unknown”).Use Hangouts on Android Wear when you really have an eye on the time (just say, “Ok Google, send a Hangouts message,” into your watch).

  • Receive and reply to group MMS messages in Hangouts using Google Voice.

  • Use Hangouts on Android Wear when you really have an eye on the time (just say, “Ok Google, send a Hangouts message,” into your watch).

  • And if you’re not around but want friends to know what’s on your mind? Custom status messages are back.

The update has also arrived on the Google Play Store, but if you’re not seeing it just yet, make sure you grab the official APK file from the link below.

Hangouts 4.0 APK Download (MediaFire)

Source: Google Blog, Google Play Store

Via: Droid Life