News by Andrew Kameka on Monday December 09, 2013.
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Google Hangouts took over the messaging duties on some Android devices in recent months, and that led to some headaches that were not fixed until a new version of Hangouts was released today. Google has announced that Hangouts fixes a bug that caused some users to report an inability to send Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS) to share photos with contacts. The issue first appeared when Google transitioned from routing texts in the old Messaging app to Hangouts, a unified messenger for Google+ and SMS/MMS.
Hangouts Version 2.0.2 also provides new options for handling group messages. The app now provides a way to turn off group messaging through MMS in the settings menu. Disabling the group option will then send individual messages to recipients, so replies from friends will not be visible to everyone and separate threads may be created.
Andrew is MobileBurn.com's managing editor. He is based in Miami, Florida.