Android Hangouts - No Bold\Italics

Discussion in 'Android General Discussions' started by Sweettooth, Dec 11, 2014.

  1. Sweettooth

    Sweettooth Member

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2010
    Messages:
    726
    Likes Received:
    10
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Dallas, Texas
    Ratings:
    +11
    This may be a repost but I Googled the hell out of it and it loves to point me to threads discussing the PC\Mac version.

    Question is, I'm chatting with an iOS user on Hangouts; they have options for bold\italics and I can see said formatting changes...but I can't make them myself? I'm either blind, or this is an absolute fail. Not to sound fanboyish but really, how does an Apple user have more functionality in a Google application than an Android user?
     
  2. TatDroid

    TatDroid Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2009
    Messages:
    889
    Likes Received:
    184
    Trophy Points:
    43
    Ratings:
    +199
    I use Hangouts for SMS and I've never seen a way to change formatting. Maybe an option with a different keyboard?

    Sent from my Droid Turbo
     
  3. Jonny Kansas

    Jonny Kansas Administrator
    Staff Member Rescue Squad

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2010
    Messages:
    16,469
    Likes Received:
    7,049
    Trophy Points:
    1,278
    Location:
    Michigan's Upper Peninsula
    Ratings:
    +8,391
    Current Phone Model:
    Pixel XL
    Twitter:
    jonny_ks
    I wouldn't think it'd have options for bold/italic/etc in SMS, as that's not really a feature of SMS. I use it for that as well and have never seen anything.

    As for actual Hangouts messages, you used to be able to use things like *this* to bold stuff and _this_ for italics on Google+, but I'm not sure if that extended into Hangouts or if it's still there.
     
  4. TatDroid

    TatDroid Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2009
    Messages:
    889
    Likes Received:
    184
    Trophy Points:
    43
    Ratings:
    +199
    The OP is saying that that IS an option when an iOS user uses Hangouts for SMS.

    Sent from my Droid Turbo
     
  5. Jonny Kansas

    Jonny Kansas Administrator
    Staff Member Rescue Squad

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2010
    Messages:
    16,469
    Likes Received:
    7,049
    Trophy Points:
    1,278
    Location:
    Michigan's Upper Peninsula
    Ratings:
    +8,391
    Current Phone Model:
    Pixel XL
    Twitter:
    jonny_ks
    The OP says nothing about sms. It says chatting with an ios user.

    Sent from my Note 4
     
  6. TatDroid

    TatDroid Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2009
    Messages:
    889
    Likes Received:
    184
    Trophy Points:
    43
    Ratings:
    +199
    You're right, chatting. Bad assumption on my part.

    Sent from my Droid Turbo
     
  7. Jonny Kansas

    Jonny Kansas Administrator
    Staff Member Rescue Squad

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2010
    Messages:
    16,469
    Likes Received:
    7,049
    Trophy Points:
    1,278
    Location:
    Michigan's Upper Peninsula
    Ratings:
    +8,391
    Current Phone Model:
    Pixel XL
    Twitter:
    jonny_ks
    Could be what the OP meant. Chatting is kinda vague. Neither of us really had anything too helpful to offer so far either way. Haha

    Sent from my Note 4
     
  8. Sweettooth

    Sweettooth Member

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2010
    Messages:
    726
    Likes Received:
    10
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Dallas, Texas
    Ratings:
    +11
    Apologies. Let me clarify. Chatting/messaging an iPhone/iPad user via Hangouts. I don't use it for SMS. Point is they can tap in the text entry box and get options for bold, italics, and underscoring. It's a small feature, but it's small enough that one would think it'd be universally supported and not just limited to Apple users.

    You can find instruction all day for the PC version but as often as Hangouts for Android updates with small bug fixes and changes it's hue of green, they are reluctant to add these features.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  9. Jonny Kansas

    Jonny Kansas Administrator
    Staff Member Rescue Squad

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2010
    Messages:
    16,469
    Likes Received:
    7,049
    Trophy Points:
    1,278
    Location:
    Michigan's Upper Peninsula
    Ratings:
    +8,391
    Current Phone Model:
    Pixel XL
    Twitter:
    jonny_ks
    Thanks for clarifying. I saw the same thing when I Googled the issue as well.

    I agree that it's strange, even though I use hangouts more for sms & never really needed to emphasize with bold or italics.

    For years, I've simple used all caps for emphasis when typing something on my phone.

    I can see how it'd be a nice feature to have though, especially since apple devices can do it & android comes from Google.

    Sent from my Note 4
     
  10. FoxKat

    FoxKat Premium Member
    Premium Member

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2010
    Messages:
    14,806
    Likes Received:
    4,751
    Trophy Points:
    838
    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    Ratings:
    +5,290
    Current Phone Model:
    Droid Turbo 2 & Galaxy S7
    Here's an interesting tidbit... I copied bold text from another source into the hangouts text entry window and it appeared bold. I need someone that I can send it to in order to see if it works.
     
  11. Jonny Kansas

    Jonny Kansas Administrator
    Staff Member Rescue Squad

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2010
    Messages:
    16,469
    Likes Received:
    7,049
    Trophy Points:
    1,278
    Location:
    Michigan's Upper Peninsula
    Ratings:
    +8,391
    Current Phone Model:
    Pixel XL
    Twitter:
    jonny_ks
    Just sent you a pm with my Gmail. I'll play.

    Sent from my Note 4
     
  12. Sweettooth

    Sweettooth Member

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2010
    Messages:
    726
    Likes Received:
    10
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Dallas, Texas
    Ratings:
    +11
    Yeah, forgot to mention that. I can copy said Apple user's formatted text no problem, I just don't have the option to make my own. Just one of those little features you don't necessarily need but it's like, why didn't they just take the 5 minutes to put it in there while they were building it for Apple?
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
Search tags for this page
bold hangouts android
,
bold text hangouts android
,

hangouts bold text android

,
hangouts text formatting android
,
how to bold and italizie in hangouts android
,
how to text italics android
,
italics android text
,
italics on android phone
,

italics text message android

,
make things bold in hangouts