Google To End SMS Support In Hangouts Starting May 22

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Google To End SMS Support In Hangouts Starting May 22
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Google seems to be re-positioning Hangouts to take on the team communication tool Slack. Recently, the search giant emailed all the members of its G Suite team to inform them about ending SMS support in Hangouts starting May 22.

How the change affects Hangouts users

In its email posted on Reddit, the search giant says that it announced multiple improvements to Hangouts’ most popular features last year, like better group chat messaging and the new video meetings experience.

“As part of that ongoing effort, we will be removing carrier SMS text messaging from Hangouts on Android after May 22, 2017,” the email reads.

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