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According to a new report, Google is planning to launch its own mobile messaging client after its failed bid to acquire WhatsApp and losing market share to other messaging applications of late.
Earlier this year it was rumored that Google was killing off Google Voice completely, opting instead to integrate VoIP features to Hangouts; that rollout has started and you can migrate to it now.
Google is rumoured to kill off its Google Voice service in the near future and will be integrating VoIP functionality in the Hangouts application on Android and iOS enabling users to make phone calls.
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Google has been awarded a patent by the USPTO which details the process to convert virtual conversations between people into comic strips that can be later shared via various social networks.
YouTube has started rolling out the live streaming feature to all accounts, but only those in "good standing" will be able to use it and users will also need to verify their account to get started.
Delivering on a promise made earlier this year it seems like Google is getting ready to ship an updated version of its Hangouts app. The update brings SMS integration, a highly requested feature.
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Google has added a new feature to the Hangouts section of Google+', letting users make phone calls to any cell phone or landline via the PC Hangout feature. Calls to the US or Canada are free.