Exactly one month from the date of shortcuts with Hangouts 14.0 Google releases a new update to their messaging application, by introducing support for animated GIF keyboard, only compatible with devices already equipped with Android 7.1 Nougat in practice only for new smartphone Pixels and next week for even the Nexus devices that will receive the new release of Android.
From the first screenshots spread network of Hangouts 15.0 the new keyboard reserved for GIF appears after selecting the dedicated emoji button to the right of the spacebar. The selector, identical to that already present in Google Messenger, will also look GIF or propose some of the most popular.
Finally, with this update introduced a bug is also fixed from the previous version, concerning notifications.
The new version of Hangouts will be available in the next few hours on the Play Store, meanwhile, is the manual installation possible through the dedicated APK.