|Hangouts Notifications on Android|
When ever a message pops up, all you have to do is hit reply, and type in your response without having to go to the app. This feature has been available on iOS and Messenger for a couple months now, it’s really good to finally have it on Android too.
Here is a screen shot of the quick reply function in Hangouts
Also on the Hangout, there is a new pop-up that advises users to switch to Google’s Messenger as their default SMS app.