In February, Google replaced the Hangouts app for workspace users with the new Google Chat. Google revealed in a new blog post that Hangouts will be removed in November 2022.
In February, Google replaced the Hangouts app for workspace users with the new Google Chat. The company is now set to completely shut down the old Hangouts by the end of this year. Taking all existing users of the platform to Google Chat. Google revealed in a new blog post that Hangouts will be deprecated in November 2022 and before that users on desktop and mobile will be asked to migrate to Google Chat.
can download data
Chat data from the Hangouts platform will be automatically available on Google Chat and users will also have the option to download all their Hangouts data before the platform expires.
Google did such a post
Google said in the post, ‘Starting today, people using Hangouts on mobile will see an in-app screen asking them to go to Chat or the Chat app in Gmail. Similarly, people who use the Hangouts Chrome extension will be asked to enter a chat on the web or install the Chat web app. In July, people who use Hangouts in Gmail on the web will be upgraded to Chat in Gmail.
did you know, Google Chat will be redirected to the web
Hangouts users will also see an in-product notice at least one month before Hangouts Web is removed. After this, Hangouts Web will automatically start redirecting visitors to Google Chat Web.
Hangouts came in 2013
Hangouts was introduced back in 2013 and was the planned successor of GChat (not to be confused with the new Google Chat) the original GChat or as some are known, Google Talk, which was shut down earlier this month.