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Google Hangouts 2.0.122 With SMS Integration Rolling Out to All

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The new Google Hangouts with SMS integration, animated GIFs, and location sharing is now rolling out to the masses. First announced last week at a Google+ event, we were told it could be a “few” weeks before the update was officially ready for all. As of this morning it appears as if it is indeed ready since a number of readers have already received it. This is a newer version (2.0.122) than we saw pulled from the Nexus 5 last week, so you’ll definitely want to update. 

Here is the full changelog:

  •  SMS & MMS (Android 4.0+): Send/receive text messages with Hangouts! You can import your existing messages, quickly switch between SMS and Hangouts, and start group MMS conversations
  • Animated GIFs: send animated GIFs, cute kittens and all
  • Location: share a location in your conversations
  • Device, in-call, mood status: share what device you’re on, whether you’re on a call, or your current mood

If you’d like to sideload it, here are some download links.  Download Link [mirror]

Play Link

Cheers Damian, KPageisgreat, jasonlee6342, ThePatrickCraig, and everyone else!

  • grant

    Hangouts has made my phone useless it is a piece of crap

  • Victoria Seacrist

    I’m having an issue where when I receive a message via text, I get the notification as a text on my android phone AND in Hangout. It is annoying to see the unread chats in the andriod default messaging app, even though i’ve read them on hangout. Also, I see duplicate notifications for Messaging and Hangout in my notifications center. Anyone else having this problem and how to stop text messages from going to both places?

    • Victoria Seacrist

      I think I resolved my own problem by disabling the messaging app in Application Manager

  • Ben S

    I had the same prob. Try going to your applications manager. Select hangouts and check the “show notifications” box. it fixed it for me. (Even though I hadn’t ‘unchecked’ the box previously.

  • Smurfette

    When i am on a regular call through my verizon number i cannot hear a notification sounds when i receive a text or IM how can i fix this?

  • :(

    Is there a way to turn on a notification light? Mine doesn’t blink at all for SMS or hangout messages.

  • Craig Queenan

    Just got my update with SMS support this morning on Razr HD

  • Izad Husin

    It sends double texts. Get it fixed!

  • Terrormaster

    Ugh, I received the update to 2.0.128 last week (OTA, not sideloaded) and I can’t find the SMS options anywhere nor I am getting prompted to choose a messaging when the stock messaging app opens. Does this work at all on ICS or Verizon?

  • Steve Swall

    I’m hoping someone can help me with this. I haven’t received the update. I have tried uninstalling and re-installing the app multiple times with no fix. I have even tried force stopping the app with no help. Any suggestions?

  • Will Gallagher

    I have a Galaxy S3 on Sprint and it shows that there is Hangouts 2.0 in the store but does not allow me to update it. When I go into the hangouts settings> about hangouts, it says I have version 1.2.018
    I tried to uninstall it and re-install it but it re installed version 1.2.018… anyone else having this issue?

  • MrDivaNYC

    Woo Hoo! everyone send me a picture so I can make sure it’s working fine 9294445655

  • Needs lockscreen notifications and voicemail. {{-_-}}

  • Daryl Kris Dumadag

    anyone else receiving double of the same text? i like this app much better than the touchwiz messaging app on my verizon s4, but it’s a minor annoyance getting duplicate texts.

  • Paul Peterson

    Nexus 4 says it’s updated to latest 2.0, but only opens the original? I am not sure what is going on, but 2 other’s in my family all have the nexus 4 like mine and their phones updated to the latest version yestereday, but mine won’t seem to grab it. It says it’s updating to the latest when I try and updated it, but every time I open the hangouts app afterwards, it’s still the original factory installed one. Any idea? I’ve tried uninstalling it 3 times, uninstalling the Google Play services and even factory reset my phone. Still same problem. Please help! Would Love to use this updated app as my main text messaging app. Thanks.

  • Rob Miller

    Still haven’t received the update to SMS on my Galaxy Nexus, so I sideloaded, but notifications for SMS are not coming through, even after disabling stock and 3rd party sms apps, and enabling sms notifications in hangouts 2.0 settings. any ideas?

  • G_Romero

    If you sideload it over your old 1.02 version, will it update if google updates it later?

  • Tomek G

    So that’s why my google talk stopped working?

  • fritzo

    so can I disable the default messenger app? heard others had issues when you do that.

    • Suralin

      Hide, yes. Disable, no. Most likely, Hangouts is using the default messenger app to send and receive messages.

  • Justin Zollar

    When I went to settings, there is no “sms” option… i have the htc one running android 4.3 on sprint.

  • SFinn

    Sooo… Why haven’t I received any updates on my VZW Gnex….

  • tu3218

    This update screwed up my LED notification from working on my S3. The leaked version it worked perfect using Light Flow. Now with this update, no matter what color I set it to, it just likes up pink. Anyone else having this issue?