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Samsung Galaxy S4: How to Delete Messages or Conversations in Hangouts App in Android 4.4 Kitkat

In some conditions, you may want to delete messages or conversations in Hangouts app once you have set this app as the default messaging app by enabling the SMS messages features in this app. Deleting messages or conversations are usually done by the user when they want to clean up the messaging app, free up some space in their phone or even when they want messages or conversation from certain contact no longer displayed there. As same as other Messaging app, you can delete messages or conversations with ease in Hangouts app.


How to delete a single message within conversation in Hangouts app?
As a note, Hangouts app doesn't allow the user selecting more than one messages within an opened conversation therefore if you want to delete multiple messages within conversation, you have to delete the message one by one by using the following steps:
Open Hangouts app.Tap the required conversation where the message you want to delete is located.Long tap the required message and then select D…

Samsung Galaxy S4: How to Remove a Contact from Blocked Numbers List in Hangouts App in Android 4.4 Kitkat

As same as the stock Messaging app, Hangouts app also allows you to block unwanted messages by adding the contact/phone number to the blocked numbers list, either while you're viewing a message or creating a new message in Hangouts app. When a message from blocked number is arrived, you won't be notified and the message will be redirected to the archive folder in Hangouts app so that you won't be disturbed with the message notification and won't see the message in your inbox.

See also: How to Block Unwanted Messages in Hangouts app in the Samsung Galaxy S4 with Android 4.4 Kitkat

For any reason, if you want to unblock certain blocked number  or contact so that they can send you messages again, then you can do so by removing the required contact/phone number from the blocked numbers list.


How to remove a contact or phone number from the blocked numbers list in Hangouts app?
You can unblock a blocked number or contact by using several methods, but as the example we'll…

Samsung Galaxy S4: How to Block Unwanted Messages in Hangouts App in Android 4.4 Kitkat

Once you activate the SMS messages feature in Hangouts, either through the Settings menu or through the app itself, then you can use this app to send or receive messages. As same as other messaging apps, you can easily read a new message in this app and then reply the message to the original sender or forward the message to other contacts.

See also: How to Read, Reply and Forward a Text Message in Hangouts App in the Samsung Galaxy S4 with Android 4.4 Kitkat

While using Hangouts app, you may ever receive an unwanted message and don't want to receive any message from that contact or you want to block certain contact or phone number so that their messages won't disturb you. If so, you can add them to the blocked number list in Hangouts app so that their messages will be blocked.


How to block unwanted messages in Hangouts app?
There are two methods that you can use to add a contact to the blocked number list, while opening a message or while composing a new message in Hangouts app…

Samsung Galaxy S4: How to Change Message Tone in Hangouts App in Android 4.4 Kitkat

Since the SMS messages feature in Hangouts app is not enabled by default therefore when you want to use this feature on your phone then you have to enable it manually through the Settings menu or through the Hangouts app itself. Enabling the SMS messages feature in Hangouts will also set this app as the default messaging app. Please note that by setting Hangouts app as the default messaging app, some of features of the Samsung applications are prevented to be used.

See also: How to Enable SMS Messages in Hangouts App in the Samsung Galaxy S4 with Android 4.4 Kitkat

As same as other messaging apps, in Hangouts app you can also change the message tone according to your liking to make you easier to know if you have a new Hangouts message in your phone. And a good news of this is if you use Hangouts app in Android 4.4 Kitkat, once you activate SMS messages in Hangouts then other messaging apps will be disabled so you won't get double notifications.


How to change message tone in Hangout…

Samsung Galaxy S4: How to Read, Reply and Forward a Text Message in Hangouts App in Android 4.4 Kitkat

Once you activated the SMS messages feature in Hangouts app, you can use this app to send text messages to the desired contacts, either to a single contact or multiple contacts at once. This app also provides you various emojis that you can add into your messages to describe your mood and make your messages more alive.

See also: How to Send a Text Message in Hangouts App in the Samsung Galaxy S4 with Android 4.4 Kitkat

Aside from sending text messages, this app also allows you to receive text messages. As same as other messaging apps, Hangouts app allows you to read a new incoming text message with ease and then reply the message to the original sender or forward the message to another contacts.


How to read a new text message in Hangouts app?
Generally, there are two methods that you can use to open the new text message and then read it, through the notifications panel or through Hangouts app itself.


Method #1: From the notifications panel
When your phone is receiving a new text messag…

Samsung Galaxy S4: How to Send a Text Message in Hangouts App in Android 4.4 Kitkat

As we all know that Hangouts app can be used to send SMS or MMS if this app is used in Android 4.0 or above. It means the Samsung Galaxy SIV users are allowed to use this feature. Even so, since the SMS messages feature in Hangouts app is not enabled by default, then you have to enable it manually when you want to use it, either from the Hangouts app itself or the Settings menu. Turning on this feature will also set this app as the default messaging app in your phone.

See also: How to Enable SMS Messages in Hangouts App in the samsung Galaxy S4 with Android 4.4 Kitkat

Once the SMS messages feature is activated, you can use this app to send text messages to the desired contacts, either those you have added into your contacts list or those you have not. In this app, you're also allowed to send a text message to more than one contacts at once.



How to create and send SMS in Hangouts app?
Below are the steps to do so:
Open Hangouts app.Tap   located at the top right corner of the screen …

Samsung Galaxy S4: How to Enable SMS Messages in Hangouts App in Android 4.4 Kitkat

If you notice, Hangouts app replaces Talk app. If you use this app in Samsung Galaxy SIV with Android 4.4 Kitkat, then you're not only allowed to use this app to chat or video chat with other users, but you're also allowed to use this app to send or receive messages, photos or videos. Since this feature is not activated by default, then you have to enable it manually if you want to use the SMS feature on this app and make it as your default messaging app in your phone. Though this app is a Google-related app, you don't have to sign in to your Google account to be able to use this app to send or receive SMS.


How to set Hangouts app as the default messaging app?
Please note that when you set Hangouts app as default messaging app, some messaging features of Samsung application are prevented to be used and SMS rate from your provider still apply while you're using this app.


Method #1: From Hangouts app
If this the first time for you use Hangouts app, you'll be presented …