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  1. drummerman2008's Avatar
    How can I send and receive my Google voice text and mms messages threw google hangout.

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    09-11-2014 12:41 PM
  2. anon(5600632)'s Avatar
    This is very confusing. I got part way there, but it is cumbersome and confusing so I've gone back to the old way:

    Make sure you have the newest version of hangouts (Sept 11, 2014)
    Open the hangouts app settings, touch SMS and set Hangouts as your default SMS
    Now you also need to go into the google voice app, check its settings, and tell it to receive texts via the messaging app, NOT Google Voice. This way, any text sent to your google voice will go to your messaging app, which now uses hangouts as your default.

    That takes care of receiving, and one nice advantage is that your google voice text inbox and your regular phone SMS mesages are now consolidated into the hangouts inbox.

    But I cannot figure out how to send texts from hangouts using my google voice number. It defaults to my phone's regular SMS number. Anybody figure this out yet?
    09-11-2014 09:37 PM
  3. anon(5600632)'s Avatar
    The other thing I don't like is that in Hangouts, when you touch a contact, it defaults to sending them a hangouts message. If instead you want to send them an SMS, there are a couple of extra steps.
    I think this integration of Voice and Hangouts has a few iterations to go before it's easy to use. Today it is not ready.
    09-11-2014 09:51 PM
  4. gamecock01#AC's Avatar
    KC - Having the same issue - sends through my Verizon number not google voice. Google support says there should be a setting for send SMS from, but I don't seem to have it.

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    09-11-2014 10:37 PM
  5. anon(5600632)'s Avatar
    There is a lot in this app that does not match the instructions in Google support. Hey, that's the IT world - ship it today, fix it next week. And the week after. Good thing they are not making auto brakes or prescription medicines.
    bgbagz likes this.
    09-11-2014 10:55 PM
  6. bgbagz's Avatar
    Is anyone having trouble with the hangouts dialer... I used twice today... and it worked.Then when i went to use it again and it would not dial out.. flashed a error screen so fast i could not read it.......
    09-12-2014 01:46 AM
  7. drummerman2008's Avatar
    Yea I thought with the new update I was going to be able to send and receive google voice texts threw the app without making it my default

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    09-12-2014 02:52 PM
  8. anon(5600632)'s Avatar
    I just returned to the Hangouts app, and, even though it didn't download an update, the missing features mentioned yesterday are now here. You can choose whether to send your text from GV or your SIM number, you can receive your texts in Hangouts. The dialer out works fine - I even went to airplane mode and just turned on WiFi to confirm that VOIP calling is working.

    The only remaining problem is that, although GV Voicemail now appears in Hangouts, the voice messages themselves are not loading. The transcription is there but I cannot listen to the message. I'll bet that work soon as well.
    09-12-2014 05:09 PM
  9. gerrya's Avatar
    Still looks like no mms through Google voice. That was really what all the voice users are looking for. Besides combining everything into one app, really didn't gain anything?
    09-12-2014 08:28 PM
  10. anon(5600632)'s Avatar
    I don't know if they call it mms, but yes, I was able to use hangouts to send a text with attached picture from my Google voice number. The old GV did not allow this.

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    09-12-2014 11:59 PM
  11. gerrya's Avatar
    I don't know if they call it mms, but yes, I was able to use hangouts to send a text with attached picture from my Google voice number. The old GV did not allow this.

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    I wonder if it's a carrier thing. I have verizon and it is not working?
    09-13-2014 05:30 AM
  12. JonK's Avatar
    I don't know if they call it mms, but yes, I was able to use hangouts to send a text with attached picture from my Google voice number. The old GV did not allow this.

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    What carrier was the recipient on? We can only receive MMS from Sprint or Tmo so probably can only send to them too.
    09-13-2014 08:53 AM
  13. JonK's Avatar
    I just returned to the Hangouts app, and, even though it didn't download an update, the missing features mentioned yesterday are now here. You can choose whether to send your text from GV or your SIM number, you can receive your texts in Hangouts. The dialer out works fine - I even went to airplane mode and just turned on WiFi to confirm that VOIP calling is working.

    The only remaining problem is that, although GV Voicemail now appears in Hangouts, the voice messages themselves are not loading. The transcription is there but I cannot listen to the message. I'll bet that work soon as well.
    I just tested it and was able to receive and listen to my voice mail in hangouts just fine (was also received in the google voice app strangely). The transcription was pretty awful as usual. Hope they integrate google voice to speech tech soon.
    09-13-2014 08:58 AM
  14. anon(5600632)'s Avatar
    I did it att to att. Have not tried others. It could still be this gradual roll out. I still can't play my GV voicemail messages in hangouts even though they are showing up on the message list.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    09-13-2014 09:01 AM
  15. 1jaxstate1's Avatar
    This is very confusing. I got part way there, but it is cumbersome and confusing so I've gone back to the old way:

    Make sure you have the newest version of hangouts (Sept 11, 2014)
    Open the hangouts app settings, touch SMS and set Hangouts as your default SMS
    Now you also need to go into the google voice app, check its settings, and tell it to receive texts via the messaging app, NOT Google Voice. This way, any text sent to your google voice will go to your messaging app, which now uses hangouts as your default.

    That takes care of receiving, and one nice advantage is that your google voice text inbox and your regular phone SMS mesages are now consolidated into the hangouts inbox.

    But I cannot figure out how to send texts from hangouts using my google voice number. It defaults to my phone's regular SMS number. Anybody figure this out yet?
    Someone just gave this tip to me in a other thread. Go to settings in hangouts, select sms, then you'll see a "send sms from" option. You can choose from your carrier, Google voice, or use last number used".

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    09-13-2014 09:03 AM
  16. JonK's Avatar
    I still can't play my GV voicemail messages in hangouts even though they are showing up on the message list.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Did you get the update to 2.3? You said earlier you didn't download an update. Look for the update.
    09-13-2014 09:03 AM
  17. JonK's Avatar
    Someone just gave this tip to me in a other thread. Go to settings in hangouts, select sms, then you'll see a "send sms from" option. You can choose from your carrier, Google voice, or use last number used".

    Posted via the Android Central App
    The "last number used" option is good but would still be nice to get to change it on a per message basis when I need to.
    09-13-2014 09:04 AM
  18. 1jaxstate1's Avatar
    The "last number used" option is good but would still be nice to get to change it on a per message basis when I need to.
    Yeah, that's the option I was hoping for too.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    09-13-2014 09:18 AM
  19. JonK's Avatar
    I did it att to att. Have not tried others. It could still be this gradual roll out.
    And how did they receive it? I sent a message to an att number from my google voice number. They received an SMS with a link to view the photo.
    09-13-2014 09:35 AM
  20. 1jaxstate1's Avatar
    And how did they receive it? I sent a message to an att number from my google voice number. They received an SMS with a link to view the photo.
    Just sent a pic from Google voice to a T-Mobile number. Got a link also.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    09-13-2014 10:13 AM
  21. gerrya's Avatar
    I had somebody on verizon send me a pic text from verizon to my GV number and I got nothing, no notification nothing on any of my devices
    09-13-2014 10:58 AM
  22. anon(5600632)'s Avatar
    Did you get the update to 2.3? You said earlier you didn't download an update. Look for the update.
    Yes, it's 2.3. The functionality seems to be coming in waves without another update. Must be at Google's end.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    09-13-2014 11:32 AM
  23. anon(5600632)'s Avatar
    And how did they receive it? I sent a message to an att number from my google voice number. They received an SMS with a link to view the photo.
    Yes a link.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    09-13-2014 11:33 AM
  24. gerrya's Avatar
    I was able to send a pic to a verizon phone and they got a link, but I have yet to receive an MMS through hangouts
    09-13-2014 02:10 PM
  25. anon(5600632)'s Avatar
    I was able to send a pic to a verizon phone and they got a link, but I have yet to receive an MMS through hangouts
    Yes, it seems hangouts will receive mms to my SIM number, but not to my GV number. I'm starting to wonder why I ever started on gv.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    09-13-2014 03:30 PM
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