What is Hangouts? - Communication App by Google

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1. What is Hangouts?

Hangouts is a communication app developed by Google. Hangouts enables users to communicate via chat, video calls, voice calls, group video calls, SMS and etc... Initially Hangouts introduced on the Google Plus to chat and communicate with the other members.

With the time Google promoted Hangouts to be used in Messages app and basically in every possible communication mechanism in the Google's product line

2. History

Hangouts isn't the Google's very first chatting and communication app. Prior to Hangouts, Google had Google Talk where the almost every aspect was covered in feature wise. With the time, Google wanted to revamp the lineup and introduced Hangouts on 15th May 2013.

Google released apps which supports Android, Android Wear, iOS and web to cater the all possible user segmentation.