Google may have just launched their new messaging app Hangouts yesterday, but we’re already hearing what’s next for the service. According to Google Plus’ community manager of Hangouts and Chat, Dori Storbeck, SMS integration will be making its way to Hangouts soon.
While Hangouts did solve some of the problems surrounding Google’s various messaging services, it wasn’t quite as unified as we originally believed it would be. Google Voice integration is nowhere to be found, and SMS still resides in its own app. Apparently, SMS integration with Hangouts is coming soon, and we imagine Google Voice will follow shortly.
In a post on Google Plus, Googler Dori Storbeck has said that, “SMS integration is coming soon — It’s one of our most requested features!” So there you have it. Hangouts will be the one and only app needed for messaging sooner than later.
Now that you’ve had a day to play with Hangouts, what do you think?