’s Hangouts app has skipped over version 9 launched 10.0 on both Android iOS.
The update includes some platform-specific features that should make chatting with friends or coworkers a little more convenient. On the Android front, the app now supports Android Marshmallow’s direct share, which auto-suggests contacts when you use the sharing menu.
On iOS, the iTunes changelog lists two new key features: link sharing to invite others to a call support for universal links.
The latter means you can tap on a link from another app the developer can configure it to take you right to a hangouts conversation. th link sharing, you can now send a link that invites someone directly to a Hangout.
The story behind the story: is still tinkering away with Hangouts, but the big change on the horizon is the debut of the new messaging/video pair: lo Duo. says that despite all the nifty new features coming in those Hangouts will stick around, especially since Hangouts is part of the Apps for rk suite.