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Google Voice adds Verizon Wireless MMS support and native MMS for pictures

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A month after Google announced it had added MMS support inside Google Voice for nearly all major wireless carriers in the US and Canada, it revealed today that the lone holdout, Verizon Wireless, has at last added MMS support to the app as well. In fact the support started last week.

The news came from Google's Dylan Salisbury, who added that it was also now supporting native MMS support for photo messaging to Google Voice. He stated:

If you opt in to Google Voice in Hangouts, you can now attach photos to any SMS message and it will be delivered as a native MMS (instead of SMS with a link). Support for group messaging via MMS will be enabled in a future update.

Source: +Dylan Salisbury

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  • I wonder if they had to pay anything or if it was just a technical issue.
  • So, I installed Google Voice about a month ago, knowing that I was going to port my old cell number into it. At the time, I opted out of Hangouts integration because I didn't have an active Google voice number yet. Now that my number has been ported, how do I get it set up for Hangouts? I've checked in the settings, but I don't see anything about it. Any help would be appreciated! :)