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October 29, 2013

Google Brings SMS to Hangouts Update

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Google made a few announcements today during a conference stream called “A Morning With Google +” , mostly aimed at Google+ improvements, Google announced some big changes to its Hangouts app, bringing some changes that we’ve been waiting on for some time.

SMS is now being integrated into the Hangouts app, giving Hangouts users the option of sending and receiving text messages through the app, similar to the way Facebook Messenger functions.

Other updates include location sharing, HD video and full screen options while having a Hangout video chat. Hangouts now also supports animated GIFs, which will allow users to swap funny animations amongst each other.

The Hangouts update has not gone live yet, but you will be seeing to update on your devices in the next few days.

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Dave Thornton

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Been involved in technology for many years, more than I care to remember. Live in Dundee, Scotland. I like Android, Windows Phone OS, BlackBerry OS and iOS, and love writing about all things techie. Currently have a Honor 6+, Elephone P6000, Nexus 5, Chrombook C720, HTC One M7, Nokia Lumina 625, Microsoft Lumia 435, Blackberry Q10, HTC Hero and iPad mini