Hangout 4.0 to Come with UI Overhaul: Report

By Vigneshwar

As per the recent report, search engine giant Google is working on the Hangout 4.0 version which brings user-interface tweaks and support to add status. Android Police has shared the information about the new UI of the Hangout 4.0.

Hangout 4.0 to Come with UI Overhaul: Report

  • No more tabs, unless you have Hangouts Dialer installed.
  • The name and email address from the main-screen have been replaced with Hangouts label.
  • A floating action button has been introduced, which offers access to three speed dial options, new video call, new SMS (if applicable), new group, and new conversation.
Hangout 4.0 to Come with UI Overhaul: Report
  • All contacts can now be accessed from left drawer, along with Status.
  • Contact selection UI for group chat has been changed.
  • When a conversation is selected, there is no more archive option in the new overflow menu, which has replaced the fixed three options - thrash, archive, notifications off.
  • Using the new status option in the left drawer, you can now set your status, which will be visible to other contacts.
Hangout 4.0 to Come with UI Overhaul: Report
  • Conversation view has also been tweaked to add direct shortcuts for emojis, pictures, camera, location and stickers. Also, your DP is no longer shown to you.
  • There is still no tablet layout, but Hangouts Android Wear app is getting some changes.

There is no information about the roll-out of latest Hangover 4.0 for the Android platform.

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