The official finish of life for Google Hangouts has been introduced, with customers solely having just a few months to organize for the large change.
The corporate has revealed that Hangouts will now be closing for all customers by November 2022 as a part of its bid to modernize its Google Workspace suite to be as efficient for customers as potential.
With many desktop and net customers already within the technique of being migrated over, Google is now seeking to goal the remaining cell customers, who will begin to see prompts about needing to change to Google Chat throughout the subsequent few weeks.
Improve Google Hangouts to Chat
Information of a change from Hangouts to Chat was first revealed in October 2020, when Google made the latter service free to all customers.
Some clients have already been converted, with enterprise and enterprise customers on “Basic Hangouts” being upgraded to Google Chat in March 2022.
In a blog post (opens in new tab) asserting the information, Google famous that individuals utilizing Hangouts on cell will see an in-app display screen asking them to maneuver to Chat in Gmail or the Chat app from right this moment.
Anybody utilizing the Hangouts Chrome extension may also be requested to maneuver to Chat on the net or set up the Chat net app. Customers persisting with utilizing Hangouts in Gmail on the net will likely be upgraded to Chat in July.
Google notes that customers will obtain loads of warning a few change, seeing an in-product discover not less than a month earlier than Hangouts on the net begins redirecting to Chat on the net, and Hangouts on the net may also stay out there to make use of till later this 12 months.
The corporate says that conversations are robotically migrated from Hangouts to Chat, however is advising customers who want to make a copy of their Hangouts information to obtain it utilizing its Google Takeout service earlier than Hangouts is not out there in November 2022.
“Google Chat presents a contemporary and built-in expertise in Google Workspace. We’ve got huge ambitions for the way forward for Chat, and over the approaching months you will see much more options like direct calling, in-line threading in Areas and the flexibility to share and examine a number of pictures,” wrote Ravi Kanneganti, Product Supervisor, Google Chat.
“As we take this closing step to carry remaining Hangouts customers to Chat, we hope customers will recognize our continued funding in making Chat a strong place to create and collaborate.”