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Google's Hangouts chat and video conferencing app goes away this yr, at the least for some customers.
On Tuesday, Google announced that its Google Hangouts service is shutting down for G Suite prospects in October 2019. It is going to be changed by Hangouts Chat and Hangouts Meet.
G Suite is a paid suite of sure Google Apps which is utilized by corporations and organizations. The corporate reportedly plans to close down Hangouts for all customers in 2020, however that hasn't been formally confirmed.
For G Suite directors, the timeline is a little more advanced and is defined intimately right here. However for G Suite customers, Chat will begin being accessible on internet and cellular in April (although Hangouts will nonetheless stay accessible). From April to September, sure options from Hangouts — equivalent to Gmail integration, Google Voice calls and chatting with exterior customers — shall be migrated to Chat, and in October, basic Hangouts for G Suite shall be retired.
There is no phrase on when, precisely, Hangouts shall be retired for all customers; Mashable has reached out to Google relating to this and can replace this text after we hear from them.
Google is shutting down one other considered one of its chat companies this yr; Allo, which launched in 2016, by no means actually took off, and it is going away in March 2019.