Google Hangouts widget gone, it’s not just you

Hangouts Widget goneIf you’ve become a fan of the Google Hangouts widget and still have it, make sure to disable Hangouts from automatically updating from Google Play.

If you’ve lost it and you can grab an older APK from here, uninstall Hangouts (or hangouts updates,) and reinstall the APK you just downloaded.

The most recent update to Hangouts includes several enhancements to SMS and seems smoother, but the loss of the widget is questionable to me. Hopefully it’s an oversight, but it seems rather large to have escaped their testing.

Hangout will still function, but it just won’t be as cool in my opinion. Then again, I’m old and fear change. Boo change.

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Paul E King

Paul King started with GoodAndEVO in 2011, which merged with Pocketables, and as of 2018 he's evidently the owner. He lives in Nashville, works at a film production company, is married with two kids. Facebook | Twitter | Donate | More posts by Paul | Subscribe to Paul's posts