Google could shut down Hangouts someday in 2020; Hangout govt rubbishes this rumor
Slamming the reporting as shoddy, Scott Johnston, Realtime Comms product lead in G Suite at Google (Hangouts Meet & Chat, Google Voice) in a string of tweets stated that there have been “no decisions made about when Hangouts will be shut down.”
However, he did verify that those that are utilizing the “classic” Hangouts will ultimately be upgraded to enterprise-focused, Google Hangouts Chat and Meet. This implies that Google has plans to shut down Hangouts ultimately however not someday in 2020. Also, Hangouts as a model will reside on with G Suite’s Hangouts Chat and Hangouts Meet.
Hey @hallstephenj, I run Hangouts and this is fairly shoddy reporting. No choices made about when Hangouts will probably be shut down. Hangouts customers will probably be upgraded to Hangouts Chat and Hangouts Meet. Your supply is severely misinformed. You can do higher.
— Scott Johnston (@happyinwater) December 1, 2018
For these unaware, Google Hangouts is a communication platform that was launched by the corporate in 2013 as a successor to Google Talk (Gchat). The messaging service consists of messaging, video chat, SMS and Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) options.
The shutting down of Hangouts shouldn’t come as a shock for its client customers, as Google didn’t make any modifications to the app for greater than a 12 months, Also, some reviewers instructed that Hangouts app was displaying indicators of age, bugs in addition to efficiency points.
In the in the meantime, Scott Johnston has confirmed that the corporate plans to launch twelve extra messaging apps in Hangouts.