Starting today, Hangouts users can now send full MMS messages in the communication service (via).
Those who use Voice in Hangouts will now be allowed to attach any picture to an SMS message, which will delivered as an MMS message. Previously, users would see an SMS message with a link to the picture, which does work, but also makes the experience seem less integrated.
The move takes Google Voice one step closer to full integration with Hangouts
The move takes Google Voice one step closer to full integration with Hangouts and that’s what seems to be the ultimate goal of Google with its messaging platforms. Many companies, such as Microsoft with Lync and Skype are taking a similar integration approach, which means we could see the vast messaging space become a little bit smaller over the coming months and years.
Google only recently integrated SMS and calling support into Hangouts.
You can get the latest version of Hangouts here. What do you think of the new update?