Google Hangouts may lose carrier SMS/MMS support soon
Phandroid, the next version of Hangouts may remove the option to handle carrier SMS and MMS and urge users to download Google Messenger instead. That said, it sounds like those using Google Voice or Project Fi (which is still Google Voice) will still be able to use Hangouts for SMS/MMS, which is a good thing, since the Hangouts experience is far better than the all but abandoned Google Voice app. Messenger is a solid app though, so the change may not be too bad for others.According to a source for
Still, the change doesn't make a lot of sense. Yes, Messenger is a better SMS experience than Hangouts, but many users do like the unified experience. Maybe Google thinks splitting it up will make things less confusing, but we're not sure.
What do think? Should Hangouts drop SMS support?