When Google updated the Android version of the Hangouts app last year with SMS support, I noted that it’d be nice if the IM and SMS conversations could be merged into a single timeline. Well today I’ve got some good news for Android fans that’ve thought the same thing since last November, because Google today announced that an update to Hangouts is bringing that very feature.
Google employee Mike Dodd has announced an update to Hangouts 2.1 for Android, which will include the aforementioned merged conversations feature as well as several other goodies. The full list of tweaks is as follows:
The update to Hangouts 2.1 is expected to start rolling out to users in the coming days. I know that a lot of Hangouts users have been clamoring for merged conversations for quite some time, so it’s nice to see Google finally adding that feature.
The Hangouts for Android app can be found at the Play Store link below.