Google is planning to shut down Hangouts for consumers by 2020

Google is planning to shut down Hangouts

Google could shut down Hangouts someday in 2020; Hangout govt rubbishes this rumor

Contrary to reviews by 9to5Google, Google’s real-time chat service, Hangouts for consumers will probably be shutting down for good someday sooner or later and never 2020, reports Android Police.

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.

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.


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