Hangouts missing features (Update 2)
I love & appreciate Hangouts and the work that Google has done to improve the overall experience. But they left some features of their existing services..
Status of current user.
Go to a conversation. Faded out means offline & solid color means online.
- Talk's voice chat.
You can video chat with camera disabled but a voice icon in action bar would be nice.
- SMS integration.
These will make it the perfect messenger for me!
When you open the app, it asks to confirm phone number & there's SMS permissions so I think it's coming.
You can ask them to add these features. Menu > Send Feedback.
What other features do you you think it's missing?
Update: I found two SMS related icons in Hangouts.apk
You can also receive Hangouts as SMS. Set it in your Google Account Settings https://www.google.com/settings/account
Update 2: SMS integration confirmed by Googler https://plus.google.com/u/0/+DoriStorbeck/posts/XNRAQThToay