- Google will be shutting down Google Hangouts after more than 10 years.
- Users will be redirected to the chat.
- Chat is a platform similar to Slack and Microsoft Teams.
Google is about to shut down its messaging platform Google Hangouts, after more than 10 years, the company has announced.
It is now moving to its most recent service, Google Chat.
Hangouts was originally a part of Google+ that let people send messages and make calls to other users. In late 2020, Google announced some changes to the standalone app, such as the addition of Google Voice.
However, earlier this year, Google Chat was added to Workspace instead of Hangout.
Google has now announced that Hangouts will no longer be available after November 2022. Those who use it on their phones may have already been urged to transition to chat.
The tech giant said that users will be redirected to the chat. However, those using Hangouts on the web will receive a notice a month before the redirection.
Chat is a platform similar to Slack and Microsoft Teams.
“We have big ambitions for the future of chat, and in the coming months you will see even more features like direct calling, in-line threading across Spaces, and the ability to share and view multiple images,” said Ravi Kanneganti, a product manager. manager for Google Chat, wrote Monday’s blog.