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Hangouts for iOS

By Google Free Editors' Rating

Key Details of Hangouts

  • Bring one-on-one and group conversations to life with photos, emoji, and video calls
  • Last updated on 03/09/21
  • There have been 2 updates within the past 6 months
  • Also available on Android

Editors' Review

josh.rotter Mar 14, 2017

Hangouts for iOS enables you to connect with a friend or an entire group over message, video, or voice.


Three ways to connect: Hangouts for iOS enables you to connect with contacts over messaging, voice, or video calls. You can switch between these modes at any point within the conversation.

Great for groups: Message up to 150 people at a time or call up to 10 Hangouts users in a group call -- all for free.

Works across your devices: Start a conversation on your mobile device and switch to desktop or vice versa.

Google Voice integration: Add Google Voice for phone number, SMS, and voicemail integration.

More than words: When a picture is worth a thousand words, send a photo. Or use a sticker, an emoji, or an animated GIF.

Quick sign-up process: Just select your Gmail address and enter your phone number, and you're good to go.


Poor call quality: Hangouts for iOS, which routes your calls through Google's servers, doesn't provide great sound quality. Google claims that two-person calls will improve over time.

Bottom Line

Hangouts for iOS is a great option for communicating with friends or teams in a variety of ways and for free.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 36.1

Fixed issues around some users getting logged out incorrectly


Release March 9, 2021
Date Added March 9, 2021
Version 36.1

Operating Systems

Operating Systems iOS
Additional Requirements Requires iOS 12.0/iPadOS 12.0 or later


Total Downloads 5,308
Downloads Last Week 3
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Developer's Description

Use Hangouts to keep in touch. Message contacts, start free video or voice calls, and hop on a conversation with one person or a group.

  • Include all your contacts with group chats for up to 150 people.
  • Say more with status messages, photos, videos, maps, emoji, stickers, and animated GIFs.
  • Turn any conversation into a free group video call with up to 10 contacts.
  • Call any phone number in the world (and all calls to other Hangouts users are free!).
  • Connect your Google Voice account for phone calling, SMS texting, and voicemail integration.
  • Keep in touch with contacts across Android, iOS, and the web, and sync chats across all your devices.
  • Message contacts anytime, even if they're offline.

Notes: Mobile carrier and ISP charges may apply. Calls to Hangouts users are free, but other calls might be charged.

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