Problem messaging system, Google has been somewhat lagging behind its competitors. Application of the Internet giant’s social communication that was split in different applications.
For that reason, Google introduced a Hangouts, a unified messaging service that will replace Google Talk, Google+ Messenger, and Google+ Hangout video chat.
As quoted from The Verge, Hangouts itself shaped messaging application, similar to WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger is a direct competitor. Facing this competition, Hangouts rely on a number of uniqueness.
Unlike instant messaging applications in general, Hangouts not display the contact list, but a list of the most recent conversations. Each conversation can be named as a chat room, can also be added to the label in the form of images from Google emoji collection.
Contact list itself remains available. Users only need to swipe a finger to the left of the screen to see it.