Google Hangouts 2.0 Arrives In Play Store With SMS, GIF Support and more Emoji!

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Google’s Halloween treat was pretty sweet. Google quietly pulled the wraps off of the Nexus 5 and Android 4.4 KitKat, bringing with it a new version of Google Hangouts. It wasn’t but a few short hours later that some .APKs were extracted from KitKat, making Hangouts available for download and manual installation. Today Hangouts version 2 is live on the Play Store, waiting patiently for your attention.

Hangouts 2.0.122 brings the long-awaited SMS and MMS integration, animated GIF support, a ton of new cute Emoji and location sharing.

Here’s what’s new in Hangouts version 2.0:

  •  SMS & MMS (Android 4.0+): Send/receive text messages with Hangouts! You can import your existing messages, quickly switch  between SMS and Hangouts, and start group MMS conversations
  •  Animated GIFs: send animated GIFs, cute kittens and all
  •  Location: share a location in your conversations
  •  Device, in-call, mood status: share what device you’re on, whether you’re on a call, or your current mood
If you haven’t received the update yet, head on over to the Google Play Store or you can download the .APK and side-load here.

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