Google Hangouts for iOS Updated to Allow Users to Call US and Canada for Free
The Google Hangouts iOS app recently received a major update on Friday with the latest iteration bringing free in-app voice calling to numbers within the US and Canada as well as incoming call support to a userís Google Voice number. Version 1.3.0 of the software allows iPhone, iPad and iPod touch owners to place in-app phone calls to any number in the US and Canada with the new feature bringing the software in line with Google Hangouts for desktop computers, which already boasts the functionality.
As of right now the free calling is limited to North America, though international calls can be made for a fee. Users can now also receive calls to their Google Voice numbers, which can be setup to ring the app directly. Last but not least, the messaging side of the app now supports inline animated GIFs, while incoming messages will only pause the music instead of stopping the track completely.
Those of you interested in downloading the 12.5 MB update can do so for free from the App Store.