I've had Google voice with Sprint since day 1, I love everything about it. Hangouts added some great features like MMS but to search the body of old messages I still have to use Google Voice.
This makes me believe that Google Voice is the parent service for my Google number/Sprint integration and Hangouts is just an app that intercepts new messages and updates Google Voice records.
Now there's Google Messenger. When I launched the app today I saw some but not all of my Hangouts messages and when sending a text, new messages were not updated in Voice or Hangouts.
- Why did only some old messages show up in Google Messenger?
- Why didn't new messages sent from Messenger show up in Voice/Hangouts?
- It's important for me to keep all my old voicemail/MMS/texts as well as logging new ones so, should I not use Messenger and instead keep using Hangouts?
- If Messenger isn't integrated with Voice, why did I get a message in Hangouts saying I should switch to Messenger? Is it just to pull people who don't have Voice over to an app that's specifically meant for local texting only?