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%
01-04-2014 09:56 PM
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  1. pseudoware's Avatar
    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?
    12-07-2013 04:13 PM
  2. Fairclough's Avatar
    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.

    - Android Central App. Remember courage is contagious.
    12-07-2013 04:19 PM
  3. srkmagnus's Avatar
    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.
    12-07-2013 04:19 PM
  4. BlackBerry Guy's Avatar
    I was using Hangouts when I first got the phone, but switched over to 8sms about a week ago.
    ShazPrimus and Gwaron like this.
    12-07-2013 04:22 PM
  5. Almeuit's Avatar
    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

    Sent from my T-Mobile Note 3 using AC Forums.
    12-07-2013 06:20 PM
  6. fauxreal's Avatar
    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.
    12-07-2013 07:50 PM
  7. korab84's Avatar
    I use it and like it so far

    Posted via Motorola Xoom tablet
    12-07-2013 07:57 PM
  8. NexusNick123's Avatar
    I use an SMS app and sometimes I use Hangouts
    12-07-2013 09:41 PM
  9. alhc78's Avatar
    I use it and like it enough that I will keep using it.

    Posted via Android Central App
    12-07-2013 10:19 PM
  10. So Cold's Avatar
    Yes, looks great, works fine and consolidates things into one app.

    Sent from my Nexus 5 using Tapatalk
    12-07-2013 10:21 PM
  11. mattopotamus's Avatar
    Yes, but it could be improved. As someone else mentioned searching for names is very clunky.
    12-08-2013 08:37 AM
  12. haxrnick's Avatar
    I use Hello. I love how minimal it is.
    12-08-2013 06:28 PM
  13. mrsmumbles's Avatar
    I haven't used it yet but I installed Textra.

    Sent from my Nexus 5 using Tapatalk 2
    12-08-2013 07:17 PM
  14. stbxxl's Avatar
    Yes. It's okay.
    12-08-2013 07:17 PM
  15. R8J8D's Avatar
    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 .
    12-08-2013 10:34 PM
  16. mrsmumbles's Avatar
    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.

    Sent from my LG870 via Tapatalk 2
    12-08-2013 10:45 PM
  17. Shocktribe's Avatar
    Yea. I didn't want to download a third party app

    Posted via Android Central App
    12-08-2013 10:46 PM
  18. Gwaron's Avatar
    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.
    mrsmumbles likes this.
    12-08-2013 11:07 PM
  19. yfan's Avatar
    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.
    12-09-2013 12:17 AM
  20. ybcthanerd's Avatar
    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
    12-09-2013 08:48 AM
  21. teamnowak's Avatar
    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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    12-09-2013 09:03 AM
  22. biggbrother2's Avatar
    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.

    Posted via Android Central App
    12-09-2013 09:13 AM
  23. R8J8D's Avatar
    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 ...
    12-09-2013 11:13 AM
  24. n8ter#AC's Avatar
    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.
    12-09-2013 01:22 PM
  25. Rule9's Avatar
    Nope, my phone's sms and other system apps are better than the Google offerings
    12-09-2013 01:58 PM
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