Google Hangouts finally gets a shutdown date: November 2022
Technology News: Tech giant Google has announced that they have begun the process of moving from free personal hangouts users to chats very soon. So finally. Google Hangouts is shutting down in November.
Google said they will have a personal copy of their Hangouts data, but they have to download their data before it is completely shut down meanwhile the Hangouts will no longer be available after November 2022. Google also said that moving to Google chat will let users edit their docs, sheets, or slides. It also includes space or a dedicated place for topic-based collaboration.
Switching to a chat makes it more expressive and more fun with customized emoji’s, rich text editing, etc. and do not need to worry about their previous chats or conversations, it will be automatically switched to the chat app.
Further, Google said that people who are using hangouts on android phones will see an app screen that is asking them to move to chat in Gmail or the chat app. Furthermore, people who use the hangouts chrome extension will be asked to move on chat or install the chat or use web chat. Google has started sending in-app alerts to all the hangout users to switch their chat. Google will warn users at least one month in advance before it moved to chat. Though, they have been planning to shut this down for a quite long and now it seems, it is almost to be implemented.
In the month of July, people who use the hangouts in Gmail on the web will be upgraded to the chat in Gmail. The product manager of Google chat said that they will continue to invest in Google chat, to help people better collaborate and express themselves.
On the Google chat, groups and teams can share ideas and work on the documents, could able to manage files and tasks all from the same location. This integrated view will bring a revolution and will make things easier.