Quick Answer: Did Google Kill Hangouts?

Does Google still use Hangouts?

Google’s Hangouts chat and video conferencing app is going away this year, at least for some users. On Tuesday, Google announced that its Google Hangouts service is shutting down for G Suite customers in October 2019. It will be replaced by Hangouts Chat and Hangouts Meet.

Why Is Google killing hangouts?

Google will soon be killing Hangouts, the company’s infamous messaging app. 9to5Google reports that the company will be shutting down Hangouts in 2020. The app, which has long been neglected by the company, still resides in the new Gmail.

Will Google shut down hangouts?

Google Hangouts (expected shutdown date: June 2020): Google’s communication app, Hangouts, is still hanging out, despite a plan announced by the company in 2017 to eventually phase out the legacy app.

What will replace Google Hangouts?

Of course, Google Hangouts won’t be just disappearing– it will be replaced by two tools: Google Chat and Google Meet (two are better than one, we guess?). This change won’t happen until the end of 2019 or early 2020, which gives you some time to migrate your conversations somewhere else if you choose to do so.

Why do people use hangouts?

As a communication tool its well-rounded offering text, video, and voice chat options. Why Hangouts? Besides chat and free voice calling (within the United States), Hangouts is seamless with the rest of Google Apps (most notably Calendar), and you no longer even need a Google+ account to use it.

What happened to Google Hangouts?

Google will shut down the classic G Suite version of Hangouts in June 2020 (being replaced by Meet and Chat), but will continue to support the consumer version of classic Hangouts.