As expected, Google today released its much-anticipated Hangouts 2.0 update for Android. You can download the new version now directly from Google Play.
The new version includes SMS support (as well as MMS support on Android 4.0 and up), animated GIFs, and one-tap location sharing. The last option is as simple as tapping the new pin icon in the bottom right-hand corner of the app; Hangouts will then pull in your immediate position and post it within the conversation stream as a Google Maps thumbnail.
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