Google’s Hangouts app for instant messaging just got a new update that will allow users to apple users use Hangouts from your Apple Watch.

Hangouts is an instant messaging application designed by the search giant, Google. The app also works as a mobile service for VoIP customers. Currently, the new update (which is already available on the App Store) came with some new features and bug fixes that had been introduced in previous versions. However, the new functionality that has caused an impact among the public is the possibility of using the application from your wrist.

Hangouts for iOS now supports Apple Watch

In a nutshell, Apple Watch owners they will be able to reply to instant messages they have received from other Hangout users right from your wrist. Likewise, if you have a device with iOS 9.1, be it your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad, you will be able to receive notifications and even you can synchronize your account so that these notices reach you directly to your Apple Watch. Apple’s smart watch continues to make our lives easier and now with the ability to receive or reply to messages from Hangouts, any task or activity we are doing, whether it’s going for a morning jog or taking a night walk around the city without wearing something else. device will not be a problem if you carry the Apple Watch with you.

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Users like things easy and comfortable, and for this reason when enabling Hangouts in the ‘notifications‘ from your iPhone, you will be activating the option to receive application notifications directly to another device that is synchronized with your account, in this case, the Apple Watch. Such Hangouts notifications will include group name or contact name (for voice notifications) to be able to identify who is calling you.

Enabling Hangouts notifications is very simple and as proof of this we will show you what you should do: Go to the iOS application settings (you must remember that this will only work from iOS) and then go to Settings -> Notifications -> hangouts and make sure the option is turned on.

Hangouts availability on Apple devices

Hangouts requires your device, whether it’s an iPhone, iPod, or iPad, to be running iOS 7 or later. In addition, the application comes with a wide variety of languages, which are: English, Arabic, Catalan, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, and Vietnamese.

If you want to download Hangouts for free from the App Store, go to the following link: Download Hangouts