(And don't worry, if you hate it for some reason, you will have the option to switch back.) Click through our slideshow for (occasionally very specific) video pointers on how to unlock all the Hangout animations we were able to find.
Imagine you and I are chatting somewhere and sometime on the Internet. "And the most-upvoted answers, awesomely and tellingly, have focused on laughter.
As mentioned in the blog post, SMS from the desktop will still be possible with Cortana, however there will no longer be a dedicated Messaging client that will allow you to read and view other SMS conversations from your PC, synced via your phone.
This is unfortunate, as this was a feature that allowed easy SMS texting without the need of picking up your phone.
Imagine that, in the course of our conversation, I -- and this may require some extra imagination -- say something utterly, awesomely hilarious. Laughter rendered in letters and numbers and characters -- laughter that transcends language but also, online, utterly relies on it.