A major tweak will change how Google Hangouts operates.
Google Hangouts is making a big bet on its phone service.
The newest version of Hangouts for Android will now have boosted audio and video quality on future calls using peer-to-peer connections when possible, and that could mean major improvements in the overall quality of calls for users, according to an Engadget report.
Consumers haven’t seemed to be terribly impressed with Google Hangouts, and Google appears to be taking those concerns seriously. Now, Google will not use its own servers and instead attempt to make a direct link when possible in order to improve the quality. So if two people are using the latest Android software, they can experience much more face-to-face and VoIP chats, according to the report.
Google Hangouts is a communication platform Google developed that includes instant messaging, video chat, and VoIP features. Hangouts replaced three messaging products: Talk, Google+ Messenger, and the standalone video chat system Hangouts.
Hangouts was released on May 15, 2013. It is available on all major operating systems.
Hangouts enables conversations between two or more users, and can be accessed through Gmail or Google+, in addition to mobile apps that can be installed on Android and iOS systems.