Hangouts for Android now allows you to set custom ringtones and notification sounds

Today, Google has pushed an update to the Android version of its Hangouts messenger, which brings the latter almost on par with the likes of Viber and WhatsApp... well, at least in the custom ringtone department. If the default call ringtone and message notification sounds of Hangouts are not exactly your cup of tea, then perhaps you'll be happy to know that version 2.1.223 of the messaging app allows you to select the exact tunes that will notify you for an event.

You can do this for each one of your conversations, allowing you to easily differentiate exactly which one of your pals is texting you, for example. The option is just where one would expect it to be, in the People & Options menu for each Hangouts conversation.

It also seems that Google+ has been detached from a given user's cantact card. Now, whenever you tap on a user's profile, their Google contact card will appear. The most probable reason for this is one of the previous updates, which finally merged Hangouts' conversations with regular SMS messages, creating a seamless message stream.

Download: Hangouts (Android | iOS)

source: DroidLife



1. sadiqahmed

Posts: 71; Member since: Oct 11, 2013

Nice, that was a much needed feature. Good job.

2. Scott93274

Posts: 6032; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Well it's about time this feature was added. I've been wanting custom notification sounds for a long time now... though I have yet to get the update... ;P

3. bokimaricu

Posts: 89; Member since: Dec 21, 2013

Still no notifications integration (read, reply and dismiss options as with sms)...

6. Zach1891

Posts: 1; Member since: Jan 01, 2015

If you haven't figured this out yet when you have your phone hooked up to your computer move the ringtones you want to the path below and they come up in hangouts for you. Internal storage>media>audio>notifications

7. bokimaricu

Posts: 89; Member since: Dec 21, 2013

nah i meant when you pull down notifications bar, there are 3 options for quick reply, mark read and dismiss notification

4. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2277; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

As if this feature didn't exist on Hangouts.

5. tokuzumi

Posts: 1873; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

The update isn't showing up for me just yet. I am wondering when they will integrate Google Voice texting into the app?

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