After seeing full Google Voice integration in Hangouts a few weeks back, Voice users are now being treated to another long requested update (seriously, this has been in the works since 2011). Revealed by Alex Wiesen on his Google+ page only moments ago, Google Voice has expanded MMS support to over 100 North American carriers including big ones like AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Telus, Bell Canada, and Rogers.
Receiving picture messages in Hangouts has long been hit or miss, typically requiring the forwarding of MMS messages to one’s Gmail. With full carrier support, Voice users no longer have to wonder whether or not they’ve missed out on a funny meme or baby picture — it’s all coming through (even group MMS messages, although individually).
Of course, not all carriers are onboard with the new update (cough, Verizon), with Google asking them to please enable MMS support for Google Voice on their network. Yes. Freakin’. Please.