San Francisco: Big blow to the users, Google users will be shocked to know that the company has decided to shut down its popular chat service ‘Google Hangouts’. After which users will not be able to use this service. Let us tell you that the company had stopped this service for workplace users in February itself. At the same time, now the company has decided to completely stop Hangouts (Google Chat).
Google Hangouts is being upgraded to #GoogleChat. Hangouts users can expect to be prompted to switch to Chat in Gmail or the Chat app. Read more to learn how Chat provides users a better experience by being more powerful, helpful and integrated → https://t.co/Bif13WgYdu pic.twitter.com/FEDJ7tLWBI
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The company mentioned that users who wish to keep a copy of their Hangouts data to use Google Takeout to download their data before Hangouts is no longer available in November 2022.
Google has officially informed about the closure of Hangouts in its blog. Also, users who are still using the Hangouts mobile app have also been asked to move to the chat. However, make it clear that users who use Hangouts on Gmail will not be allowed to move to chat until July.
At present, users can use Hangouts on desktop till November, that is, after November this service will be closed forever. The company will start warning a month before before discontinuing this service forever.
If you also use Hangouts, start using Chat instead today. Because in the coming time this service will be stopped. Chats of users using Hangouts will automatically be transferred to Chat.
Google started its Hangouts service in the year 2013, which became very popular among users. At the same time, the company removed this service from the Google Play Store in March 2022. After which it was also removed from the Apple App Store. However, those whose phones already have these apps will still be able to use it easily.