Google not too long ago introduced that it’s going to shut down its traditional Hangouts app without spending a dime customers in November this yr. The firm additionally provides that the chats shall be migrated to the Google Chat app. The tech large stated that the free, private accounts which are nonetheless utilizing the outdated Hangouts on Android and iOS, will quickly begin seeing an improve display that may immediate them to modify to Chat within the Gmail app or the cell Chat shoppers on the platforms. Now a web based report means that the corporate has already began the method of shutting down the app.
According to a report by 9to5Google, many Android and iOS customers at the moment are not in a position to entry the Hangouts app. The report provides that that is the primary part of shutdown and it’s impacting the Hangout cell apps that haven’t seen any main function updates in years.
Along with Android and iOS, Google has additionally began disabling the Hangouts Chrome desktop extension and this month the traditional Hangouts can even cease working within the net Gmail’s sidebar.
The firm can also be prompting the net customers on Gamil to modify to Google Chat. Google has additionally stated that as a part of the migration of conversations from Hangouts to Google Chat, some conversations or parts of conversations received’t routinely migrate from Hangouts to Chat. We will electronic mail impacted customers with extra data round September 2022.
Google additionally talked about, after October 2022, Hangouts on the net shall be turned down and Hangouts information shall be deleted. We encourage customers who want to hold their Hangouts information to make use of Google Takeout and obtain a duplicate earlier than November 2022.