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This article was published on November 1, 2013

FYI: Google Hangouts’ Android SMS update rolling out to all users in weeks, not days

FYI: Google Hangouts’ Android SMS update rolling out to all users in weeks, not days Image by: Sean Gallup
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03Today was the day some people had expected Google to release an update for its Hangouts app for Android, but sadly they may have to wait a bit longer — weeks, in fact. Company product manager Randall Sarafa revealed in a Google+ post that the SMS update for Android will only be available for Nexus 5 smartphones, while everyone else on the Play Store will get the update later.

In the latest version, users will find that it includes SMS integration, location-sharing, and support for animated GIFs.

Read Randall Sarafa’s Google+ post here

Photo credit: Sean Gallup/Getty Images

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