Google Hangouts update adds a feature you can't simply shrug off


Google Hangouts has received an update to version 12.0. In what can only be described as the single most monumental update to ever hit the messaging app, redefining the purpose of its meaning and ushering users into a new era of information exchange, Google has added the "/shruggie" command.

Yes, that's it. Users can finally type "/shruggie" (sans quotes) and summon a series of characters describing a state of utmost confusion that also stands for overwhelming indifference, depending on the context.

It reads as follows: ¯_(ツ)_/¯

The shruggie was first added to the web version of Hangouts this January, but given its groundbreaking importance, it's no wonder that it's made it to the mobile version some eight months later. So grab Hangouts version 12.0 or let your smartphone automatically update you to it, and treat your Hangouts conversation partners to a healthy dose of confusion and or indifference by the power of the shruggie. ¯_(ツ)_/¯ !

By the way, version 12 still hasn't made it to Google Play or the App Store. So if you are an Android user and feeling desperate to update, use this APKMirror link and side-load the APK file manually. iOS users will have to wait until the update arises in the App Store. Shrug!

via Phandroid

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