Rumor claims Google Hangouts will shut down in 2020 (updated)
Reset the clock.
Google is testing Android Messages integration on Chrome OS
You'll have to have access to Chrome OS' dev channel, though.
Google is resurrecting blob emoji again
The cute 'lil guys are back as a sticker pack for Gboard and Messages.
Android Messages hits the web for browser-based texting
Google will plug 'Chat' into Android to compete with iMessage
Instead of another app, Chat is the SMS replacement we've been waiting for.
Businesses tap Google's RCS for more useful text messages
The company now has more than 40 device makers and carriers onboard with the protocol.
Google team will bring Smart Replies to more chat apps
Fire off a quick answer in Hangouts, Facebook Messenger and beyond.
Google explores texting from your browser
A new APK teardown also shows payments and "smart reply" features.
Android Messages adds Smart Replies for Project Fi users
But not for users with other carriers, surprisingly.