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Re: send sms is gone?

Div. V Apr 7, 2014 1:45 PM
Posted in group: Gmail Help Forum

Categories: Composing and Sending Messages : Google Chrome : Fix an issue or problem :

Hi folks: 

Yes, sending SMS messages to phone contacts via Google Chat is no longer supported.

Oh no! How come? 

Closing products always involves tough choices, but by streamlining our services, we’re able to focus on creating the best possible products for our users. We previously announced this change in our Help Center and as of today, you should no longer see the option after refreshing your browser.

How do I message contacts now? 

Our teams here are committed to supporting SMS in Hangouts and we really do want to give you the best experience possible.
Div, Ersher, and Nealeigh