Google Voice, google hangouts, Google messaging and calling apps

After offering the first minute of calls free to 25 countries and giving free calls to India users, Google is doing more updates to the actual Hangouts product itself.

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?

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By Josh Robert Nay

Josh Robert Nay is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of TruTower. He has worked in the telecommunications industry since 2003 and specializes in GSM based technology. He also uses (too many) VoIP apps and is a long-time user of BlackBerry, Android, and Windows Phone. He adores anything having to do with space exploration and writing. In addition to the links below, he can be found on LinkedIn and can also be found on his website at