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Earlier in the year we received word that Google Voice was getting the axe and its features were being rolled into Hangouts. Although it wasn’t openly discussed last week during Google’s I/O keynote, further exploration of the developer preview of Android’s L version has reinforced what we were told almost four months ago.

This brief video demonstration lists an option to “Migrate Google Voice to Hangouts,” which lets you receive voicemail and send texts from within Google’s instant messaging app. Bearing in mind that this is from a developer preview and not necessarily a finished product, there’s a good chance that things may be slightly different whenever Mountain View decides to make things official.

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