It looks like Google is finally getting ahead of Google Hangouts, the company’s most successful messaging app to date. A new blog post from the company finally gives customers a date to turn off Google Hangouts: November 2022. Today is also the day when existing Google Hangouts users will be afraid to switch to Google’s popular, new messaging app, Google Chat.
Hangouts has been closed for a long time. The service was launched in 2013 as an in-place upgrade to Google Talk. As Android’s default messaging service, Hangouts collected 5 billion downloads, and at one point, it handles Android SMS duties, much like Apple’s iMessage. With the launch of Google Allo in 2016, the service has become a favorite of Google’s fictional messaging strategy. Google announced in 2018 that Hangouts would eventually close. After a long delay, Workspace customers (the paid business version of Google Apps) finally removed Hangouts in March 2022, but regular customers can still switch to Google Chat and Hangouts.
Starting today, most Google Hangouts clients will start pushing users to Google Chat. While most Google Hangouts follow-ups lack a comparative feature, Google Chat is a decent upgrade to Google Hangouts, so there are Google Chat options for all the Hangouts clients you use. On the desktop, instead of the hangouts.google.com or Hangouts Chrome extension, there is https://chat.google.com/, which is also an installable progressive web app. Instead of the iOS and Android versions of Hangouts, you’ll be pushed to Google Chat apps, which have better interfaces. As always, Gmail.com has a built-in client and the Gmail app also includes a client, This can lead to a strange situation where your chat message will arrive Two apps.
Google says any of your Hangouts conversations शकतात which may have been in Google Talk since 2005 — should be moved to Google Chat by now. This data can also be downloaded via Google Takeout.
Google’s video apps are also in the midst of a major transition, with mergers of Google Meet and Google Duo (as Google Meet is a living brand).