Since the inclusion of SMS into Google Hangouts, there’s been a little bit of angst suffered by users with the SMS and MMS side of things, but this may change from today, with Google rolling out an update to Hangouts, which is said to bring fixes to both services.
While the update from version 2.0 to 2.0.3 is short, it does seem to look as if it will help alleviate the issues some users have been experiencing when either trying to SMS or receive or send MMS :
- More fixes for sending/receiving MMS
- Fixed a bug that prevented some from sending SMS longer than 160 characters
Google has been rolling out updates to their Apps as staged rollouts – helpful when the install base is sometimes in excess of 50 million installs – and the Hangouts update is no different. Keep checking the Play Store for updates or as usual, the APK is available at a few places around the net, but these days, you’re better off trusting the Play store for updates of Apps.
Did you experience SMS & MMS Issues under hangouts? Have you received the new update and has it fixed these issues?