Trash compared to hangouts 1/5
By Rickk N
You can no longer make individual direct calls. Always needs to make a chat room. Sending pics is painful. This app went backwards
Customize Notifications 1/5
Allow us to customize Chat Notification Sounds!
Best App ever 5/5
I love it. Easy to use! Keep it up.
I can't hear notifications, due to this app not allowing notification sound changes! 1/5
Please, for the love of all that is good, ADD THE OPTION TO CHANGE THE NOTIFICATION SOUND for this app. The utter chaos this app has caused me, due to its horribly quiet default notification sound that it does not allow you to change... I am now missing every message, and can no longer communicate with my android friends and family.
Please, i'm begging you, i'll do anything, PLEASE ALLOW US TO CHANGE THE DEFAULT NOTIFICATION SOUND.
Google chat it’s not as friendly to use as hangouts it’s basically a mess
At times messages does not get to be sent. Might keep you on errror sending for several hours. 🙀🙀🙀
The ABSOLUTE BEST UPGRADED MESSAGING FOR ALL MY APPLICATIONS 5/5
Best for desktop and not for mobile 2/5
Mobile apps are complex need many clicks for chat/space/meet. Participated space & meet should be in chat conversation list. Space and meet should be as separate tabs in chat app. Far way to make the app perfect and standard
So there's been a share sheet in iOS since iOS 8 3/5
Could y'all maybe add it to Chat one of these years
Help me get this app removed from the App Store because of scammers 1/5
By Engineer RJ
Scammers love to use Google apps to try to stiff their victims because they know very well Google isn’t going to do anything to stop them. I was contacted on Words with Friends by a catfisher and they asked me to move to Hangouts where they requested a gift card. I complained up and down to Google and ultimately sent a certified mail letter to CEO Sundar Pichai, he declined to respond to my complaints. This catfisher uses the name Mary Patricia or Patricia Mary and the Gmail name patriciamary620.
I thought this scammer had been deleted from Google but they contacted me about a month ago using the Chat app. Will be calling Apple support back with an update on this issue and demand the removal of this unsafe app from the App Store.
I love this app! 5/5
By s it gdodvd
This app is very helpful!! I can communicate with my friends with samsung!!!
How can I make calls or receive calls from here
Chat boxes all on same side 3/5
The chats messages for sender and receiver is all on the same left side. Why is it not like all other sms and messages apps where they are on opposite sides. It is confusing to read quickly. Chat seemed to rolled out haphazardly and quickly without much thought.
Hangouts is better 1/5
I’ve been using hangouts for about two years now and it is far better then Google Chat. The Hangouts format is much more equivalent to a texting format then Google chat is. For example: In Google chat since all messages are on one side it’s hard to determine who’s saying what. And being someone with dyslexia that makes it harder for me to read. Hangouts in the other hand has your message and the person your talking to ight separate sides. This is only one of the issues I have with Google chat.
No basic features, bad text app 2/5
By Salim Chain
No iPad multitasking, No real file sharing support (only google drive), no message forward, no multiple picture sharing or multiple file sharing.
Just a bad text app for iOS 8
1 good thing, I like that in group chat (spaces), conversations are very well organized and only notifies people on the conversation.
The worst 1/5
Worst messaging app I’ve ever used
It’s Basically the Same as Hangouts 5/5
There’s a few improvements and I’d rate it a 10/10. I think this app is great and actually isn’t as laggy as Hangouts. But I think I’m just gonna rate it the same as Hangouts.
No native GIF feature 1/5
Please add this and I will be happy to increase the rating. If Zuckerberg can figure it out, you can too.
Messages take too long to appear 3/5
By niceman 1470
The app takes too long to operate
Chat “Spaces” missing read emojis 2/5
After 10 years using google hangouts to manage my team, we are going to have to look for something else. 1 on 1 chats have and still do show if the other person has looked at the chat. Group chats did the same…it was great… I could see who is paying attention and who is not. The new rooms/spaces omitted that function and if they do not implement it soon then I’m gone
not hangouts, not easy to read 1/5
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Why can’t I chat with someone w/o a gmail address? 1/5
By Rob F in Kips Bay NYC
I tried this , but I can’t connect with anyone who doesn’t
Have a Gmail address. In hangouts , you could do so. I would like to use this to sms/chat with all of my contacts, not just the gmail ones. Bad
Hangouts is better.
All of my conversations didn't sync over to Google Chat like it said it would. 😏🥺
There's no stickers like Hangouts has. Hangouts is better..
Notifications tone 3/5
I would like options or use my own tones for notifications. I can barely hear the preset tone.. 😢
Needs work 2/5
By lord chungas
It’s ok. Not bad ‘but not great. Some better features than hangouts but images seem slow to view and download.
Hate it 1/5
Hate it. Keep hangouts.
Don’t trust no one
Good work 5/5
By Las Vegas Kush
It’s a good App but not just different from hangouts and can’t make calls also
Notifications keep turning off by itself 2/5
I had Hangouts for work and when they switched it wasn’t a big deal except for one thing.. Idk if it’s Apple not working with Google or what but I’d see a notification on the app itself on my Home Screen and think wait why didn’t it ping me? Well I go into the app to turn on my notifications and think its fixed…. Nope. Same thing keeps happening. The app keeps switching off my “notifications on this device” I also use it on a computer but not as much. Why does this keep happening?! I have to have this and know it’ll ping me when I get a message from my team! So frustrating! Either give me a solution or make one.
It’s fine, I guess? 3/5
Admittedly, I’m aggravated about being pushed to switch from hangouts, and that’s going to affect my view of this app, but dear god why can’t I put group chats and DMs in the same tab? Switching back and forth is frustrating and confusing. It’s also hard to tell who’s said what, and implementing literally any system for that would make a huge difference. On a less important note, I’d like to be able to assign a photo to a group chat so the icon isn’t just a letter (if there is a way to do this, I couldn’t find it, and I Looked).
On the plus side, having the docs and sheets we’ve shared in a tab for group chats is really cool (I’d love to be able to see photos, too, as well as have this option for DMs), it infinitely easier to search than hangouts was, and there is dark mode integration.
Overall, it’s fine, I guess? It feels very similar to Microsoft Teams, which is to say not ideal for a casual messaging app but probably a good option for work.
Crash city 2/5
Don’t know how this app has such good reviews. Messages fail to send randomly even when internet and data service is fine. Crashes. Sends messages out of order. Frustrating. Hangouts wasn’t fancy but at least dependable. Came here hoping there was an update that fixed the bugs, but surprisingly not. My friends on Android and iOS have been having the same issues.
Pls we need hangout back this google chat is not helping at all pls do something 5/5
Pls we need hangout back this google chat is not helping at all pls do something
Improve hangouts don’t take it away 2/5
I prefer hangouts don’t take it away hangouts is really like you’re chatting but this is like you’re chatting yourself it’s supposed to be set like the chatting hangouts thanks but it’s cool has dark mode you can improve hangouts too to have that it’s be the best
Needs split screen 3/5
I know it’s maybe a lot of backend stuff that the developers look forward to when users completely switch from Hangouts to Google Chat, but as a user I could careless. I’m looking for features, because at the moment the switch is looking like a downgrade. However! However, if we get a iPad split screen feature, I would be over the moon. This is the only messager I use after all these years that still doesn’t have a split screen option on the iPad. Hangouts has had split screen option on Android tablets since 2013!
Hangouts was far superior 3/5
I spent years talking everyone I know into using Hangouts. We did everything on it. Now they invented Chats which is about half as capable and clumsily adds “rooms” instead of just having conversations. When you get a notification, you never know from what room, it’s impossible to combine conversations between roone. It does nothing well. Use Hangouts until they drop it, then move on to some other collaboration software. I’m working with Microsoft Teams at the moment since it’s also being shoved down my throat in Windows 11, if it proves out, I’ll report it here as an additional review as a replacement for Chats.
Cannot seem to share links to a friend on the list. 3/5
By Oseary Drakoulias
Can only type the friend’s name, not like hangouts.
Hopefully update will resolve this issue.
No official CarPlay support 2/5
It’s frustrating not to have official CarPlay support from Google, especially when you take a lot of calls in the car.
Notification issues make this app unusable 1/5
First, the “Notifications on this device” toggle turns itself off every time I fully close the app (and I have tried reinstalling the app).
Second, even when the notifications are turned on, it doesn’t make a sound about 30% of the time. One time it will make a sound, and the next time nothing.
GOOGLE PLEASE FIX THIS BEFORE YOU DISABLE HANGOUTS.
Messages are delayed/don’t sync until I open the app on iPhone 3/5
On iPhone, some messages don’t come through until I open the app and/or conversation. I’ve missed replies to my messages because of this.
Background refresh is enabled so I’m not sure what’s wrong. The Hangouts app did not have this issue.
Also, the list of chats is too dense. It needs some whitespace. It’s very easy to accidentally tap the wrong chat because they are so close together and not very tall.
Banner tease 3/5
By On off on off..
Often an alert banner shows way before the message can populate. Irritating at times.
Fix landscape mode 1/5
By unknown user 1234
I consider google chat to be broken without it, and with hangouts going away…
Horrible lack of functionality 1/5
Once you create a chat room, you cannot delete that room. Nor can you limit other people. DO NOT USE for secondary or primary students.
I don’t see my older conversations 2/5
By Lucy 00996
I open this app and i don’t know if they’ll put older conversations I have since 2017… I hope they put that soon..
I love this app
It’s awesome!! 5/5
By kayla herron
It works rlly well. Haven’t had any difficulties at all. Super easy to set up. I like how u can see when people are active on it
I’m Kimberly,I live in Danville lowa!! Google chat make it easy to talk to my friends free.. it’s awesome and easy to use!! 929-390-6125 try the app!!that’s my cell phone number you won’t regret download the app
Doesn’t allow split screen with other apps 2/5
This app doesn’t allow to split screen with other apps.
That’s a huge downside for me.
I also wish the user icons were always available on the left side or something, so I don’t have to fully go back in window in order to click someone else to chat with.