Google has decided to push hangouts for enterprise, or something, and now there's a big obnoxious message that takes up half the Hangouts app whenever I open it into the "conversations" view.
I use a google voice number for all my calls and texting in the US (calls to my google voice number are forwarded to whatever local carrier number I have at the time, texts are done over Data but appear to be from my google voice number to whoever gets a message from me). I wish to maintain this paradigm.
In compliance with Google's indecisiveness, I tried switching over to the Android "Google Voice" app, but none of my 2+ years of conversation history on Hangouts is available there. So, I would like to, as seamlessly as possible, continue to text using my Google Voice number using whatever app Google has decided I should be using now.
Which app should I use for texting now, and how can I port my Hangouts conversation history to that app? Bonus points if I can use that app on desktop (via browser or otherwise) to text from my Google Voice number (as I could with Hangouts).