Hangouts now lets you reply directly from notifications on Android
Google Hangouts has been updated, letting you respond to messages from the pop-up notification rather than having to go into the app.
Google Hangouts version 7.0 has been released, which includes one small, but incredibly useful feature. You can now reply directly to incoming messages from their notifications.
When the message pops up, you can hit reply and type your response without having to go into the app itself. This feature has been available on iOS and Google Messenger for some time, but Android users are finally getting in on the action too.
The update also includes the ability to add shortcuts for selected conversations to the home screen. Meanwhile, Google wants you to switch over to Google Messenger as your default texting app, so you can also expect some pop-ups that advise you to make that switch.