Custom status messages and more with the latest version of the Hangouts Android app

A new version of the Hangouts Android app is coming to Google Play this week. New features include:
  • Custom status messages: As launched previously for web and iOS, people using the Hangouts Android app can now add custom status messages and see the status messages of others in the Contacts view.
  • Accept or reject external guest requests: External participants to a Hangouts video call can now be accepted or rejected on the Hangouts Android app, just like on iOS and web today.

This brings support for custom status messages and the ability to accept/reject external participants to all platforms for Hangouts (i.e. Android, web, iOS).

Launch Details
Release track:  
Launching to both Rapid release and Scheduled release

Rollout pace: 
Gradual rollout (potentially longer than 3 days for feature visibility)

All end users

Change management suggested/FYI

More Information
Help Center: Video calls shared with a link
Help Center: Custom status messages
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