Google Hangouts for iOS Adds Google Voice SMS
Google recently updated its Google Hangouts application for iOS devices and added several useful new features. Most importantly, Hangouts can now display SMS messages and voicemails sent to the user's Google Voice number. Hangouts for iOS now also supports location sharing, status messages, phone number search, and improved video call performance. Google was sure to resolve some ongoing bugs, as well. Hangouts is free to download from the App Store.
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