On iOS 9 I would utilize the quick reply functionality to reply to Google Hangout messages. However, since upgrading to iOS 10 I am no longer able to use quick reply as a swipe left on a Hangout notification only gives the option to clear.

Is there an iOS 10 setting that I need to enable for Hangouts to be able to quick reply? Or is this something that Google needs to change with Hangouts to accommodate iOS 10's new notification APIs?

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Swiping left now universally gives the option to clear notifications.

Apps that haven't been explicitly updated for iOS 10 should still reveal their current swipe options by long-pressing (iPhone 6 and earlier) or 3D touching (iPhone 6s and later) on the notification.

I just received a notification via Google Hangouts and upon 3D touching on the notification on my iPhone 7 lock screen, I got two options as seen in the first screenshot (Reply and View). Tapping Reply presented me with the quick reply screen.

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  • Should and do are often different. ;-)
    – ahsteele
    Oct 11, 2016 at 17:27
  • Have you tried it? I just now received a notification from Google Hangouts and have updated the answer with a screenshot.
    – tubedogg
    Oct 11, 2016 at 18:59
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    Had not used 3D Touch. Rereading your answer I now understand what you meant. I agree that 3D Touch does work for bringing up Reply and View. Thank you for the help!
    – ahsteele
    Oct 11, 2016 at 20:05

This is a change that Google needs to make for their apps. It's not something that Apple can fix inside the Google app.

Google might've moved this function or made it a 3D Touch feature, I don't know.

  • I assumed it would require a fix from Google to accommodate Apple API changes for iOS 10, but wanted to be sure I wasn't missing some obscure OS setting.
    – ahsteele
    Oct 11, 2016 at 15:46

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