Google released an update to its Google Hangouts that would support SMS messages within the application last month, although the release wasn’t completely free of little annoyances when dealing with SMS messages. Thankfully, Google has released an update to its Hangouts today that addresses a number of issues users have had with the feature.
Google Hangouts now allows you to disable its function that would convert group messages to MMS by default, which we’re sure caused a spike in your text messages allowance in a month, that is, if you don’t have an unlimited plan by now. Google has also allowed existing SMS messages to be imported into Google Hangouts as well as adding APN tweaks for those who are using who are using unlocked handsets.
The new Google Hangouts update is starting to roll out to Android devices, so if you don’t see it available on your mobile device as of now, you’ll just need to be patient until it makes its way to you. Hopefully the changes Google has made to the application will make it a little more pleasing to use when SMS messages come into play. It’s definitely a nice addition that just needed to be tweaked a bit.