Amidst the variety of products available in Google’s cloud ecosystem like Google Drive, Google Maps, etc. the tech giant has also been working on its messenger apps to provide an unparalleled chat experience to all users. As a step toward implementing this plan, in October 2020, Google announced that they would move Google Hangouts to Google Chat. Now Google has finally announced the date of when they will be pulling the plug on Google Hangouts so that users can prepare themselves beforehand. N it’s time to find out when Google will take down the app and what all features Google Chat has to offer.
When will Google Hangouts shut down?
Google officially announced on its social media and blog post that Google Hangouts will shut down in November 2022. Regular users need not worry about their chat history as it will be migrated automatically. Although, Google has encouraged users to download their Google Hangouts backup using Google Takeout.
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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