An update to Hangouts was pushed through Google Play this morning as v2.0.2. It doesn’t bring anything massive like full Google Voice integration, but it does tidy up MMS sending/receiving issues. You’ll also find a toggle for using MMS to send group messages and an option to import other SMS messages that may not be showing in your conversation list.
The official changelog says:
- Fixes for MMS sending/receiving
- You can turn off group messaging (MMS) in Settings to send SMS to multiple people
If you’d like to sideload it ahead of time while flipping the bird to “staged rollouts,” grab the apk here.