• Luxferro

    It’s even working for me for google voice SMS via Voice+ in CM10.2 🙂

  • tu3218

    Now how can I get integration onto my computer? I downloaded the hangouts chrome extension but it doesn’t seem to integrate my messages on my phone. It just has my google plus friends. Any ideas?

  • Austin_tacious

    I’ve been waiting for this all day! DL is the best!

  • Dominick White

    can send sms ,but not mms

    • whoa

      Can’t send MMS or SMS on hangouts can recieve though moto x

      • ERIFNOMI

        I can send and receive SMS on my Moto X. I haven’t tried MMS.

      • Ian Case

        I can send SMS, and receive MMS and SMS in it, but can not send MMS. It just times out.

    • yup… cant participate in a group text since its considered MMS… hangouts let down again…

      • William Hirsch

        being as how it isn’t technically out yet I wouldn’t that a let down.

  • me

    When is the next DL Show?

  • Shane Redman

    Now I want the dialer and the keyboard….

    • Matthew DiGiacomo

      Dialer won’t work, it needs API 19/KitKat to install.

      • Shane Redman

        Oh I know. Doesn’t stop me from wanting it

        • Ryan

          Follow Ron amadeo on Google+. He’s got the apk for the keyboard. I’m using it now on my One.

  • kevin

    Ok so hangouts is good but not what I really expected. Everything so far seems flawless. I am able to send group messages with people using an IPhone, send picture messages , and sms messages. I guess what through me off was the fact that I was under the impression that it would tell me if someone read the message, was in the process of writing a message (if they were also using this side loaded sms app. I have two GS4 devices so both has the latest side loaded version of hang outs ). Sadly it cant do either of those things but this is a great start. I hope that google includes these features in a later update.

    • crazyg0od33

      if they have hangouts, it does. just like imessage

    • Never was a fan of the other person knowing when i had read their message and if i was typing. It’s fine for facebook and what not, but texting? Idk, guess I’m an old fashioned texter.

  • zach471

    Seems to hang when I try to send a pic. Then nothing else can get out.

  • Mark F

    I uninstalled it. Verizon moto x has fc after scrolling through the lists.

  • Not workign for me!! Keeps saying “retrying”!

  • Awesome, one flaw. Now my texts are not syncing to glass. Starting with the first sent/received texts on hangouts over stock :/

  • Geekout

    kind of disappointed… Google Voice issue aside, it sends SMS messages though the cellular SMS system instead of data. I was hoping for an iMessage like client that can send mms and sms though data. MMS takes centuries to send! I would text friends from 30,000 feet using WiFi or from text from foreign countries over WiFi.

    • deadsix

      Also your SMS are in a different thread was hoping it would be unified and would choose what to send on the backend.

      • This is what I assumed it would do as well. Very disappointing. Nice to have a new messaging client though. And the Emoji support is splendid

        • deadsix

          Yep we still haven’t found the holy grail of unified messaging. Hopefully google has plans for this in the future. I would love to be able to send a text from my computer via my phone. I have Mighty Text but would really like it sync with in the same thread with hangouts.

          • NexusPhan

            Never. 🙁 Apple holds design patents for unified messaging on mobile. Ridiculous, I know.

          • Matthew Fura

            I don’t think that’s the case at all. According to this article, Google (via Moto) is the one that holds all kinds of patents in regards to messaging and is in fact suing Apple over iMessage.


          • NexusPhan

            That’s a cross platform unified messaging patent. As in, type it on mobile it shows up on your computer and ipad. Apple holds the mobile unified messaging that pulls messages from multiple inputs (SMS and imessage or hangouts). It’s all a bunch of legal BS really.

      • Chris Schmucker

        Not trying to be sarcastic, but i think Apple has a patent on how iMessage and SMS integrate into the same thread

        • NexusPhan

          You beat me to it. I believe you are, in fact, correct.

        • DC_Guy

          Ugh!!! Damn you Apple! LOL

      • NexusPhan

        When you are in a chat, you can click on the person’s name and switch between the different chats (SMS vs hangouts). The app recognizes it’s the same person but it has to avoid litigation from Apple and keep the separate. 🙁 It is close enough for me. It;s usually one contact will only use hangouts or only use SMS so my inbox is pretty clean. I can understand the frustration tho.

      • jimv1983

        I wouldn’t even want that. I want to be able to choose which service(SMS or Hangout) the message is going to be sent with.

    • NexusPhan

      What? It works exactly the same as imessage. You can only send other people an imessage if they have imeassage otherwise it’s a regular SMS. Same here. A hangouts message only works if the other person has hangouts. iMessage does not send SMS through data. It sends them though thr network, Idential setup to the new hangouts.

      • Geekout

        ahhh that clears it up! I haven’t had an iPhone in a long time! thanks for the clarification. now the challenge is to get everyone else to download hangouts…………….

        • NexusPhan

          Ya. Google did a good job hiding SMS versus hangouts in the background. You can type in a phone number and send a message. If the person has hangouts it will automatically go over data to hangouts. If not, it’s regular SMS. I really like it. If you have unlimited texts, it’s perfect. If not, spam your friends to get hangouts! I think you can use the new app to invite people actually. That could help things.

          • yellowflash94

            that doesnt appear to be the case. I just sent a text to my friend he got it in the sms thread and not through hangouts thread

          • NexusPhan

            Ya. Obviously. It’s not going to show up in the same thread. That’s illegal. Compliments of Apple. It’s all in the hangouts app under the same persons name. You just have to toggle between the SMS thread and the hangouts thread. It’s pretty simple. Just stick to using one or the other per contact.

          • yellowflash94

            but..but.. you said..”If the person has hangouts it will automatically go over data to hangouts.” i think there is a misunderstanding here

          • NexusPhan

            Ah. I see where I was very unclear. If you type in a phone number and that person has his phone number properly linked to hangouts the app let’s you know there are two options to send it. Sms and hangouts. with the default option going to hangouts. It was really intuitive when I used it. Maybe it’s not fully working for everyone yet.

      • Steamer

        Yeah, but if someone has Hangouts you still have to choose to either SMS or chat on Hangouts w/ that person. iPhone automatically uses iMessage instead of SMS if that contact has iMessage

        • NexusPhan

          That’s only because Apple holds a BS unified mobile message patent. Google legally has to keep them separate. It’s pretty simple to choose between SMS and hangouts.

    • crazyg0od33

      sorry, but what in the hell were you expecting?

      iMessage doesnt send SMS via data. Nothing does…iMessage checks if the other user has iMessage, and if they do, it sends as an IM over data similar to whatsapp or hangouts before sms integration. thats why if you dont have data imessage falls back to sms…

      I can’t believe people thin that SMS is being sent over data



  • Kurt Weber

    It doesn’t sync with my facebook synced contacts…. anyone else having this happen?

    • JB

      Yes….I just installed and noticed the same thing…seems petty, but I like the pictures to show as well…

    • NexusPhan

      G+ only. Why is this even remotely surprising? Fortunately, for me, I don’t know have a lot of friends that I text that actually still have a facebook.

      • Mine syncs fine with Facebook. It has all the pictures I had before for contacts.

  • Jess B

    Too bad I use google voice..

    • dazz1996

      cm10 and built in app voice+, now you can get google voice in the hangouts app.

      • Jess B

        Totally forgot about voice+, working great now.

  • anezarati

    if you sideload it, will you get “official” future app updates from the play store?

    • Dominick White

      Yes, you will

  • MrDivaNYC

    Works wonders on the T-Mobile GN3. Lets txt each other to see how it works

  • grumpypants

    Works on Verizon note 3.

    • Matthew Turner

      I’m getting a lot of force closes on my Verizon Note 3

      • Colin Huber

        Same here.

  • mec

    It doesn’t seem to thread SMS/hangouts. Also messages in a group sms thread were not indicating as being by the right person.

    Lastly, the core people I message were all on hangouts, texting was for those that I seldom contacted, so I’m not big on the integration. The same notification icon stinks, for me, because before, I could tell at a glance whether it was from someone I wanted to hear from or not.

    I disabled SMS integration; not for me

  • Alix8821

    Getting FCs on Note 3….

    Uninstalled ‘real” one from system…. I’ll try installing it normally. NOT as a system app

    • Korey Page

      Same here. Force Closes after I tried to send a picture message.

      • Same. MMS is crashing the app

        • NexusPhan

          Try disabling the regular messaging app. That helped me a lot and I’m on a Nexus 4.

          • Great thought. Sadly still a no go. Disabled stock messaging app and rebooted then tried again. Still no dice. I see some people having success with MMS. Maybe it’s a Galaxy Note 3 specific problem

          • NexusPhan

            I’m running the new launcher/hangouts/Google search. I love the transparent everything! It’s so smooth too. I hope you get to do the same shortly!

      • Alix8821

        Haven’t tried MMS yet, but sideloading it seems to have fixed other FCs.

  • Marco Pérez

    You don’t have to have 4.4?

    • Jess B

      Works on my gnex

      • Marco Pérez

        Yes, worked on my HTC DNA Running a 4.2 Sense 5 Rom 🙂

      • guynotsignedin

        I was wondering if it would. Now I’m wondering if I’m leaving Verizon. 🙂

        • Allan

          THIS would be your reason to stay on Verizon? Yikes.

  • jmich

    Works on the VZW LG G2

  • Capt. Crunch

    Did anyone else notice that the Google settings icon is now grey?

  • dazz1996

    Is video chat working in this update? Im not able to do a video hangout after this update.

  • donkeykong85

    interface is horrible

  • Terin H

    working on my VZW GS3 running 4.1.2

    • Carlton Crasher

      working on my VZW GS3 running 4.3.1 😀 CarbonRom Nightly of Course

  • J Dub

    Put it on mine and my wife’s phone.

  • Alex Boro

    also someone upload the emoji!

  • Eddie Trujillo

    I sent a picture and then it stopped responding and wouldn’t open without force closing after that. Can anyone else confirm that picture messaging works?

    • Anthony Tyson

      Same here. Note 3

    • zach471

      Same. Verizon Moto X

    • drwolcot

      Same issues. I was ableto clear cache to get it working. Tested again and it bombed. Had to uninstall as it was force closing

    • Adrynalyne

      Works for me on 4.1.2.

    • Matt Steenhard

      Video Hangout tanks on Droid Maxx, but seems to be working OK on Razr Maxx HD

  • shamatuu

    it works

  • Chris Schmucker

    I love but, but it has SMS and hangouts messages seperated. Cant win them all i guess

    • Gibbs

      This is my biggest issue. I will probably disable sms until this is fixed

      • Chris Schmucker

        Not trying to be sarcastic. But, i think Apple has a patent on how iMessage and SMS integrate in the same thread

  • Bryan

    All good on the gnex and nexus 10

    • DC_Guy

      Can you send SMS/MMS from your Nexus 10 as well? Do they show up as being sent from your actual phone number or as a regular Hangout message coming from your email address?

      • Shane Redman

        No sms /MMS on the WiFi tablets

        • Ian Smith

          that’s a bummer

        • DC_Guy

          Yeah, that’s a real bummer for me. I was really hoping that functionality would work. I know I’ll get crazy down votes for this, but iMessage still wins here.

          • NexusPhan

            iMessage is exactly the same as hangouts. iMessage on an iPad can’t send SMS or MMS either…

        • NexusPhan

          Uhh… duh? It doesn’t have a cellular radio.

          Edit: Sorry, I see now you were responding to DC-guy trying to be helpful. And here I am being an ass…

        • ArrTooDeeToo

          That is indeed a bummer. I don’t understand why they can’t make this happen.

  • Yes! Works great with Google Voice using Voice+ on CyanogenMod! Thank DL! Finally, just one app.

    • Stephen

      Just FYI, Google made it sound like they were going to be requesting that all 3rd party GV apps are halted. But enjoy it while it lasts — I’m Jealous!

      • For now I will. But They have until May of next year I guess. Either way, for now I am extremely excited!

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    • Carlton Crasher

      To be funny…doesn’t the errors normally occur “after” you hit install? xD yanking your chain man

  • kevin

    I can confirm that text messages send

  • Ryan B

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    • New_Guy

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  • somebody explain to me how sideloading works?
    i have a s4 GPE not rooted

    • Download the file to your phone, tap on it when it finishes, and then install. 🙂

    • Godzilla

      it is super easy on GPE devices

  • Tyler Casilio

    So I can use this on the DNA to send Text Messages? I’m confused on this Hangouts SMS stuff

    • Dominick White

      yes you can, i am using it right now, when you install the apk and open the app ,it will ask if you want to enable sms, just hit okay and you are good to go

  • Alex Boro

    Someone upload the 4.4 launcher!!!

  • So will i be able to SMS from chrome on my PC?

  • sadly i use google voice for all my texting……

    • Ian Smith

      yeah, that is pretty sad

      • Timothy McGovern


    • duke69111

      Not sad at all. To bad hangouts doesn’t appear to support it.

      • honestly it looks clunky as it is. I’d rather keep google voice as it is and separate IM and text message

    • Jérôme Besnard

      Same here. Another 6 months and it’ll be unified.

  • Bryan Buysse

    THANK YOU! You are seriously awesome!

  • hoodieNation

    Now I just need it blacked out.

  • LewisSD


  • Chris Schmucker

    All good on GNex!

  • Konstantine

    so do the texts sent wiithin hangouts still use a text plan?

    • bozzykid

      Sure. How could they not? Only if you send to another hangouts user would it not.



    • HarvesterX

      Yeah, MMS is working fine and so is group MMS.. Just tested it.

  • Shane Redman

    Yaaaay I was wrong!

    On my maxx and n7 2013

  • Zach Davis

    Working just fine on my Gnex with 4.3 😀

  • Ashley

    Is this Nexus 7 friendly?

    • R2deetard

      working on my GNex so i would assume so. now get to installing!

    • Shane Redman


    • Jeff Miller

      Hangout messages will probably work just not carrier messaging obviously

      • Ashley

        That was my next question. Thanks

      • Godzilla

        wait, really? I thought the thing about this was that I could answer text messages on my tablet, you are saying this isnt the case?

        • Nick Floria

          it is if sent as a hangouts message not as an sms.

          • gbenj

            Yeah, I installed on my nexus 7 and Galaxy nexus. Send text to and from galaxy nexus via SMS and tablet is none the wiser to any of it.

        • No. Recommend Google Voice or Mighty Text for that.

        • imnotmikal

          I had heard the same thing as you, now I’m a little disappointed. Still cool, but not as cool as I thought it was.