You Can Now Make And Receive Hangouts Calls From iPhone – s Built-In Phone App
You Can Now Make And Receive Hangouts Calls From iPhone’s Built-In Phone App
Google has seen fit to update its Hangouts messaging and voice calling app with Apple’s CallKit support. CallKit is a feature embedded in iOS Ten, which enables VoIP services permitting users to take advantage of the iPhone’s built-in dialer. There’s a lot more to it, so let’s dive in to see some more details on the fresh update.
Hangouts App Adds iOS CallKit To Make And Receive Calls From The Stock Phone App In iPhone
Enabling the fresh feature in Hangouts will permit users to make calls using the stock Phone app in iOS Ten. In addition to this, we also have the capability to make use of Siri voice directives. Moreover, you can also receive calls from Hangouts which will showcase the same UI as the stock iOS call over cellular network.
If you’re interested in checking it out, you can enable it from within the app’s Settings. Simply navigate to Settings within the app and toggle “Response on lock screen”. This will make the incoming calls to emerge the same way as a regular call.
What’s Fresh in Version 16.0.0
• Users can now receive incoming calls and make outgoing calls using the system-provided phone app. To enable / disable this feature, go to Settings and toggle Response on lock screen. • Immobile photo pinch zoom in preview. • Motionless movie calling crashes.
Apart from this, if you’re looking to make a call, you can do so by selecting Hangouts for numbers through the stock Phone app’s contacts, recents as well as favorites. There’s not much required as the process is pretty similar to what we’re used to in other internet messaging and calling apps.
This is not all what the update brings for Hangouts users. In the fresh version sixteen of the app, there are a handful of fixes included as well that relate to the pinch zoom in preview as well as crashing movie calls. So overall, you’re getting a comparatively more stable built with lesser issues.
That’s all for the latest update. Google’s Hangouts app is available on the App Store as a free download, so do give it a sway if you haven’t installed it yet. Moreover, update the app if it hasn’t been updated automatically. You can do this by navigating to the App Store and tapping on the Updates tab located on the bottom right palm side of the screen.
This is it for now, folks. What are your thoughts on the fresh update? Share your views with us in the comments.