View Poll Results: Do you use Hangouts for SMS?

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  • Yes, always use Hangouts for SMS

    123 67.96%
  • Sometimes. I fear of commitment

    11 6.08%
  • No, I'm over Hangouts.

    47 25.97%
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    Default Do you use Hangouts for SMS?

    I thought an informal % would be interesting.

    Do you use Hangouts for SMS as your default SMS app, or have you switched to something else? Also, why?
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    Default Re: Do you use Hangouts for SMS?

    Yes. I use hangout a fair bit and it fits in nicely. I just believe it runs smooth e.g. I like the swipe across to go I to the list of texts etc.

    It feels simple, very clean. The only thing I dislike is searching for names sometimes it shows their email too but I guess when its integrated with Google+ that's expected yo happen.

    I just like it over the stock one on my nexus 4.

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    Default Re: Do you use Hangouts for SMS?

    Yes. There are a lot of sms features missing and a few things I wish were different. But I'm trying to like it and want to stick it out for a few more days until I decide install Handcent, as I did with every other device I have had.
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    Default Re: Do you use Hangouts for SMS?

    I was using Hangouts when I first got the phone, but switched over to 8sms about a week ago.
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    I can't get into it. I use ChompSMS because I like the Popup quick reply.. Also the replying from my lock screen. Hangouts just doesn't allow this

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    Default Re: Do you use Hangouts for SMS?

    it lacks a lot of features and then has a bunch of stuff i dont even like or need. using textra. mms works. photos work. group message works. very fast.
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    Default Re: Do you use Hangouts for SMS?

    I use it and like it so far

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    Default Re: Do you use Hangouts for SMS?

    I use an SMS app and sometimes I use Hangouts
    Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 Nexus all the way..
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    Default Re: Do you use Hangouts for SMS?

    I use it and like it enough that I will keep using it.

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    Default Re: Do you use Hangouts for SMS?

    Yes, looks great, works fine and consolidates things into one app.

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    Default Re: Do you use Hangouts for SMS?

    Yes, but it could be improved. As someone else mentioned searching for names is very clunky.
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    Default Re: Do you use Hangouts for SMS?

    I use Hello. I love how minimal it is.
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    I haven't used it yet but I installed Textra.

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    Default Re: Do you use Hangouts for SMS?

    Yes. It's okay.
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    I have a Nexus 5 and want to use " only " Google apps etc , however I have 2 problems with Hangouts
    1 It does not recognize my contacts
    2 It does not give me a choose in the menu to send a sms or a Hangouts message
    I am very disappointed .
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    Default Re: Do you use Hangouts for SMS?

    Quote Originally Posted by R8J8D View Post
    I have a Nexus 5 and want to use " only " Google apps etc , however I have 2 problems with Hangouts
    1 It does not recognize my contacts
    2 It does not give me a choose in the menu to send a sms or a Hangouts message
    I am very disappointed .
    People were trying to figure all that out in a thread from early November and I'm pretty sure they did but not everyone likes Hangouts.

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    Default Re: Do you use Hangouts for SMS?

    Yea. I didn't want to download a third party app

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    Default Re: Do you use Hangouts for SMS?

    Edited:

    Hangouts is a bit clunky, in that when I scroll down my list of contacts and select a contact to send a text message to, it defaults to their email address and I can't change it to their phone number. In order to send a text message, I need to search for their name, then select their phone number.

    Not a huge deal, but a little cumbersome.
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    Default Re: Do you use Hangouts for SMS?

    Yep, I use Hangouts for SMS. I should say though that I think SMS is an imperfect messaging platform, and I'm not particularly a big fan. I much prefer using Google Hangouts for messaging over data rather than SMS at any rate.
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    Default Re: Do you use Hangouts for SMS?

    Quote Originally Posted by R8J8D View Post
    I have a Nexus 5 and want to use " only " Google apps etc , however I have 2 problems with Hangouts
    1 It does not recognize my contacts
    2 It does not give me a choose in the menu to send a sms or a Hangouts message
    I am very disappointed .
    i have a note 2 and my contacts appear jus fine
    and to choose between a hangout or a sms i jus choose a google+ contact or a phone contact
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    Default Re: Do you use Hangouts for SMS?

    I used it until I tried to SMS message someone, but they are on Hangouts too, and it would not allow me to send them an SMS. I have other friends who are on Hangouts and it allowed me to select either Hangouts or SMS, but for that one person, it would not. There are other things I don't really like about it. There is virtually no customization.
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    Default Re: Do you use Hangouts for SMS?

    I use it but I miss the actionable notification of "Mark as read" right from the notification pane. That was handy in the Jellybean Messenger app for short incoming SMS that I wanted to dismiss right away as being read. For example when someone sends you a text response that says only "OK".

    I have never had Hangouts refuse to allow me to send an SMS to a contact. If you have that problem, you probably have the person's phone number categorized as a "Home" telephone number.

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    Default Re: Do you use Hangouts for SMS?

    Quote Originally Posted by ybcthanerd View Post
    i have a note 2 and my contacts appear jus fine
    and to choose between a hangout or a sms i jus choose a google+ contact or a phone contact
    So " The Golden Word " here seems to be GOOGLE +...I don't and won't have Google +... My wife has Google + and her Hangouts works just fine .
    If , like Apple forces use , I am forced to have Google + so as to be able to use other Google apps to there full ,
    I will most definitely use a third party app and will consider leave Android when the time come to
    replace my cell ...
    Last edited by R8J8D; 12-16-2013 at 12:21 AM.
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    Default Re: Do you use Hangouts for SMS?

    No. It's a pretty ****-poor SMS/MMS client and there's no way to enable SMS in Hangouts without completely breaking notifications for the default SMS client. It is also so severely lacking in features compared to the default SMS client that the only reason to use it is if you wanted to send a picture while chatting in Hangouts but didn't want to switch clients (because I'm not going to sign up for Google+ just to send images).

    With all the hoops you have to jump through, you're better off just using Facebook Messenger 100% of the time and moving on.
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    Default Re: Do you use Hangouts for SMS?

    Nope, my phone's sms and other system apps are better than the Google offerings
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