"Dumb" phone, BlackBerry, Symbian, whatever OS support. Just get it on all devices.
Oh, and SMS integration. That's actually all I want.
This is my single biggest complaint. How did they leave that out of hangouts? That seems like a horrible oversight, or maybe the beta testers never used it so never noticed it was missing.
There already are read receipts. The little icon of the person you're talking to moves to the last message they read. It's also highlighted when they're in your chat (sense of presence is amazing) and it dims when they leave the chat.
Like AIM and Yahoo?Tea & coffee making facilities would be nice.....
I always like a brew when I'm chilling and hanging out ....
But in seriousness, more integration of other messaging services so that they can either be redirected or tunnelled through hangouts meaning we only had 1 app to do all rather than the myriad we have at the moment.
...they're already there..Users.
I don't think that would be a good idea at all. As a matter of fact, I'd go as far as to say that would be a move backward. Doing that would require adding screen names and such, whereas you don't need to do any of that now.Would that really be such a good idea? We don't want this thing to become too bloated.
Part of me really likes the idea of this being a combination of all the Google things. Now if only they'd make a WP version....they're already there..
I don't think that would be a good idea at all. As a matter of fact, I'd go as far as to say that would be a move backward. Doing that would require adding screen names and such, whereas you don't need to do any of that now.
With Hangouts, the idea of availability has changed, so there won't be any "invisible" anymore. The idea with Hangouts is a similar concept to texting (as availability is concerned). Basically the idea is, even if you aren't in front of your computer or with phone in hand, you will eventually get the message the next time you have the phone (or are in front of a computer).Let me be invisible on my phone again.
I wish that were the case. But hardly anyone I know uses it. Even those showing up in my Hangouts contact list have this message: "Craig is not currently on Hangouts. You can still send messages that they will see later."...they're already there..