Google has updated its instant messaging app, Hangouts, to version 5.0 today.
And the update doesn’t include major changes though the version has been bumped from 4.x to 5.x.
Hangouts 5.0 adds a splash screen, which appears for a second, before taking you to the conversations screen. The app has also fixed lag issues when loading chats. Oh, and you can now send and receive GIF images using the app’s send picture option.
Surprisingly, Google isn’t rolling out the app update in phases as it usually does, as the Hangouts 5.0 update is already available at the Google Play Store, and has the version number 5.0.104885319.