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    Default Anyone using Hangouts for SMS instead of standard SMS app?

    Just wondering if any of you fine folks are using the recently updated Google Hangouts as your only SMS app?

    I am thinking of doing just that but keen to hear people's experiences thus far (pros, cons etc.).

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    Default Re: Anyone using Hangouts for SMS instead of standard SMS app?

    I haven't heard much on this either and would also like to hear about people's experiences in using Hangouts for SMS.
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    Default Re: Anyone using Hangouts for SMS instead of standard SMS app?

    There's no cons only pros. It basically does the same as default SMS app only that its integrated with G+

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    Default Re: Anyone using Hangouts for SMS instead of standard SMS app?

    I like and enjoy it. I like having one messaging app for everyone and it works pretty well, sends pictures fast, group messaging works well, its a good solid app.

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    Default Re: Anyone using Hangouts for SMS instead of standard SMS app?

    I like the SMS integration in Hangouts, but I use Sliding Messaging as my default SMS app mainly cause all the features it has.

    Hopefully Google clean it up in a unified way where the SMS contact and Google Hangouts contact is tied into one thread..

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    Default Re: Anyone using Hangouts for SMS instead of standard SMS app?

    I'd use it if it integrated Google Voice better, but since the sender isn't associated directly with their phone number when I receive a message via Google Voice I decided to wait.

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    Default Re: Anyone using Hangouts for SMS instead of standard SMS app?

    I've been using it for a few days without any issues. I like that you still get different notification sounds when you receive SMS vs IM

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    Default Re: Anyone using Hangouts for SMS instead of standard SMS app?

    Quote Originally Posted by SEGROUKIN View Post
    There's no cons only pros. It basically does the same as default SMS app only that its integrated with G+

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    If you can tell me how to send texts to my contact groups, I will agree with you. I can't figure that out. I need to be able to sent out texts to my groups.
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    Default Re: Anyone using Hangouts for SMS instead of standard SMS app?

    Yep I use hangouts for sms as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SEGROUKIN View Post
    There's no cons only pros. It basically does the same as default SMS app only that its integrated with G+

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    I beg to differ.. No quick reply pop-ups from lock screen or in other apps .

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    Default Re: Anyone using Hangouts for SMS instead of standard SMS app?

    tried SMS with hangout...hated it....switched back
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    Quote Originally Posted by Almeuit View Post
    I beg to differ.. No quick reply pop-ups from lock screen or in other apps .

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    An app like SMS Popup won't work with it?
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    Default Re: Anyone using Hangouts for SMS instead of standard SMS app?

    Quote Originally Posted by SEGROUKIN View Post
    There's no cons only pros. It basically does the same as default SMS app only that its integrated with G+

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    I have only seen this reported for Sprint users, but when I type 160 characters it just stops. I can't enter any more characters and it doesn't continue on to create a split message. Back to stock SMS for me until this is fixed.
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    Default Re: Anyone using Hangouts for SMS instead of standard SMS app?

    Yes I've been using Hangouts since the update

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    Default Re: Anyone using Hangouts for SMS instead of standard SMS app?

    I've been using Hangouts since the it came out with SMS integration.... very pleased with it and have no issues so far....

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    Default Re: Anyone using Hangouts for SMS instead of standard SMS app?

    I like using hangouts. It's a bit cluttered but other than that it's nice

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    Default Re: Anyone using Hangouts for SMS instead of standard SMS app?

    I hate scrolling through email and phone contacts it's very cluttered

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    Default Re: Anyone using Hangouts for SMS instead of standard SMS app?

    Quote Originally Posted by VDub2174 View Post
    An app like SMS Popup won't work with it?
    Does SMS pop-up allow it to do that from lock screen as well?

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    Default Re: Anyone using Hangouts for SMS instead of standard SMS app?

    Quote Originally Posted by Almeuit View Post
    Does SMS pop-up allow it to do that from lock screen as well?

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    SMS pop up will light up the screen but you have to unlock it to see it......I think. Been using Chomp SMS.

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    Default Re: Anyone using Hangouts for SMS instead of standard SMS app?

    Quote Originally Posted by VDub2174 View Post
    SMS pop up will light up the screen but you have to unlock it to see it......I think. Been using Chomp SMS.

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    It works.. But then I noticed hangouts won't allow me to setup a different notification tone for different contacts.

    Sigh.. Shut off hangouts for SMS.. Back to ChompSMS. I do like ChompSMS but I do like the look of hangouts.

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    Default Re: Anyone using Hangouts for SMS instead of standard SMS app?

    I've been using it for about a week and I've been pleased. While there is a lot of consternation about the lack of true "unified" messaging a la iMessage, it's nice to have SMS/Hangout chats in one spot since I use them both. I find MMS and SMS work very well, over standard data connnection and wifi, whereas with the stock app and others (GoSMS, ChompSMS, etc) I'd have issues with sending MMS via wifi. I'm currently using a Droid Razr Maxx HD... not sure if it's a unique issue to me, or the device, but Hangouts SMS integration has seemed to solve that. My Note 3 will be delivered today, so excited to join you guys in that regard!
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    I used on for 5 mins before I turned it off. Not that great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zmann View Post
    I used on for 5 mins before I turned it off. Not that great.

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    Exactly what I did

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    Default Re: Anyone using Hangouts for SMS instead of standard SMS app?

    I love the Hangouts app for SMS! I love the way it displays photos and YouTube links when texting. I just wish it turned on the screen when receiving a notification.
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    Default Re: Anyone using Hangouts for SMS instead of standard SMS app?

    Lightflow will help.

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