As previously rumored Google Hangouts has finally received its 5.0 update. As it the way with Google updates the rollout is gradual so don’t be surprised if it’s not waiting for you. Not being one to wait we have taken steps to acquire the update and, unfortunately, there isn’t much to report.
Despite the jump to a 5.0 version number, it seems the update is mainly bug fixes and extending existing functionality to Google-Fi – Google’s USA only MVNO offering – customers. If sending .gifs via Hangouts is something you do then you’ll be glad to see that .gifs are working again after being broken in a previous update.
We will keep trying out the new version and see what other bugs and issues have been fixed in addition to hunting for anything else that may have been included. If you a user of Hangouts you should expect to see the rollout over the next few weeks, if you’re the impatient type, you know what to do.
Do you use Hangouts as your daily messaging client? Let us know what you want to see included, fix or changed.