I have a 2014 VZW Moto X that I recently unlocked the bootloader on. So I upgraded to CM 13. Previously, when I was on Lolipop I used Hangouts as my default texting app. The majority of people I was talking to from within Hangouts was over SMS, but a a few Google Chat conversations were in there too. I was always able to send and SMS from my phone number to any other phone number.
Now, on Marshmallow, it seems I need to switch over to my "SMS" profile in order to see my texts and to send texts via my carrier number, and to see my Google Chats conversations I have to switch over to my gmail account. The account switching it all from within Hangouts, at the top of the sidebar. Also, to access the Hangouts dialer I need to be switched over to my gmail account. This was never the case before. I think back on Lolipop I was always signed in as my gmail account, so I had access to the dialer, google chats, but also my carrier SMS messages.
I have "Merged Conversations" enabled, and Hangouts is my default texting application. Is there some way I can get back to how I was using Hangouts before? With all my SMS and Google Chat messages in one list?