Google Hangouts will shut down sometime in 2020

02 December, 2018, 08:24 | Author: Leah Owens
  • Hangouts as a brand will continue with G Suite’s Hangouts Chat and Hangouts Meet

However, with a migration to Hangouts Chat and Meet on the table, the platform will continue, and we understand that existing Hangouts chats and data will be maintained.

Stop us if you've heard this one before: there's a report that Google is considering either launching or shutting down a messaging app.

The platform has seen several major changes since its inception but Google has put its development on the backburner, instead focusing on its more recent services: Google Allo and Duo.

Google Hangouts is still a popular application with more than 3.6 million user reviews on Google Play alone.

Hangouts, Google's chat app that was first debuted in 2013, may finally be nearing the light at the end of the tunnel.

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As mentioned, Google already offers replacement apps for this.

"Last spring Google announced its pivot for the Hangouts brand to enterprise use cases with Hangouts Chat and Hangouts Meet, so the writing has been on the wall for quite some time regarding the Hangouts consumer app's demise", 9to5Google reported late on Friday.

However the claims have not gone down well with the Hangouts team. According to a report from 9to5Google, Hangouts will be shut down once and for all at some point in 2020.

Indeed his primary frustration appears to be the idea that users might think that Google is giving up on messaging, period.

With Hangouts still integrated into some of Google's core products (e.g. on-demand video conferencing linked to Calendar events), it's likely that consumers will still find a use for Hangouts going forward.

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