Google Hangouts to shut down in 2020

Google Hangouts to shut down in 2020

Google Hangouts to shut down in 2020

The company has also abandoned Allo, which means it won't have a messaging platform equal to Hangouts once it shuts down, unless they come up with yet another messaging platform, which knowing Google could happen any time. Google has not officially confirmed or denied the rumor, and the site cites a "source familiar with the product's internal roadmap" as its source. It has been reported that Google plans to shut down Hangouts app for consumers sometime in 2020. The site noted Google's announcement past year of a shift to an enterprise focus with G Suite's Hangouts Chat and Hangouts Meet as an early sign that such a decision was forthcoming.

Fast forward to April of this year, Google announced its new "Chat" features for Android Messages as its next big project for finally delivering a messaging service that can compete with Apple's iMessage. In the latter case scenario, it could be Google Hangouts. Google Hangouts matured from the earlier Google Talk or GChat app.

However, Hangouts still is a prominent chat option in Gmail on the web and the app also exists on the Google Play Store. "Hangouts users will be upgraded to Hangouts Chat and Hangouts Meet", he explains.

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Google Hangouts was the consolidation of a number of different services.

Google Hangouts would follow other Google products such as Google Inbox, Google Reader, Google Wave, Google Buzz, or Google Plus that the company shut down in recent years or plans to shut down. In 2016, Hangouts was demoted, if not immediately killed, by Google as it launched a new messaging app called Allo for text and multimedia messages and Duo for video calls.

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