Subcategory: Instant Messengers, VoIP clients
Platform: Android, iOS
First release: May 2013
Google Hangouts (formerly known as Google Talk) – a free messenger for traditional text and video chat using a microphone and a webcam.
Google Hangouts takes users to a whole new dimension, enabling photo and emoticon support as well as video calls. The program allows you to send photos and emoticons, and also allows you to send messages to people who are not available at the moment.
Google Hangouts Messenger automatically recognizes and imports contacts from your Google Account.
• 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.