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The most awaited feature of SMS integration is finally coming to Google’s Hangouts. The company announced the new feature, describing it as one of the most popular requests from users, today during an event in San Francisco.

Google’s Vic Gundotra said on stage-


“You can have one place to manage all of your communication,” .

This app will also feature a one-tap location-sharing feature. “How many times have you been in a conversation with a friend, and the question has come up, ‘Where are you?” Gundotra said. “There’s simply a button at the bottom, a place button. You click it, and we will get your location from Google Maps and inject it with a single click.” This button will be available next to the image button.

This update will also bring support for animated GIFs. The video calls will also be enhanced. Google is bringing auto enhance feature to video calls that will fix and enhance webcam brightness and contrast based on the lighting. Also the Video Calls will now support High Definition by default.

The new version of the mobile app will start rolling out over the next several days, while the new On Air features are expected to take several weeks to finish rolling out.


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