Google Hangouts was rumored to be a junction of all of Google’s chat tools, and it partially is. It combines the old Hangouts, Google Talk, and all the separate chat systems they used across their sites. However, a few specific communication methods were left out: Google Voice and SMS. We knew Google Voice integration wouldn’t be there at launch, but we were really hoping for SMS. But according to Dori Storbeck, the Google+ community manager of Hangouts, it’s coming soon.
We don’t know what “soon” means, but we absolutely cannot wait. Having all our chats in one place sounds absolutely fantastic. And with the fairly nice design of the app (at first glance anyway), it sounds like a fantastic solution. Would you like to see SMS integrated into Google Hangouts, and would you use it? Tell us in the comments!