If luckily, you are with a smartphone having Android 7.1 Nougat support, you can get a cool new Hangouts feature. The ailing Google Hangouts is updated with app shortcut feature that enables users to quickly start a conversation by long-pressing hangouts shortcut icon on the home screen or in the app drawer.
Using the shortcut, users can quickly being a new conversation, or a voice or video chat. However, in case, if you are using multiple Hangouts accounts, you need to select through particular choice that app shortcuts menu brings up via “Choose account” option every time.
In addition to that, to enjoy the feature, you need to have Android 7.1 or higher support, Google Now or the latest beta version of Nova Launcher installed on your device. You are required to have Pixel Launcher if you are using a new Pixel phone. The app shortcuts feature is now available with Google Hangouts version 14.
If you haven’t yet updated your existing app, you can download the latest version of the app by clicking here.
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