Google will push Hangouts users to Chat in 2021

Google to Shift Hangouts Users to Google Chats in 2021

Additionally, due to new telecommunications regulations in the European Union and US beginning in 2021, Google will remove the call phones feature in Hangouts.

Google will make Chat obtainable free of charge to everybody (it's presently unique to Workspace customers), together with the built-in expertise inside Gmail that Workspace customers simply picked up.

The new Google Workspace, too, is only available for business customers right now.

In the early, 2021, users will not be able to use Hangouts.

The most important bit of stories that Google shared at the moment entails Google Hangouts and Google Chat. To ensure a smooth transition, we will help automatically migrate your Hangouts conversations, along with contacts and saved history. In different phrases, each single Google Workspace buyer should be on Google Chat, as Google will totally substitute Hangouts with it. It will be available as an integrated service within its email service, Gmail as well as a standalone app. On the plus side, Google says Chat not only offers features like direct and group conversations you might be familiar with from Hangouts, but it can also let you more easily plan and collaborate with others.

For users leveraging Hangouts on Google-fi, the tech giant will move users to its Google Messages app on Fi.

Similarly, for Voice users, it will direct Hangout Voice users to the Voice app and remove Voice support in Hangouts early next year. Google said Fi users will be able to make voice calls and check voicemail from Messages for web, migrate their existing Hangouts conversations, and manage conversations from Messages across devices. But Google has been gradually phasing out the Hangouts brand in favor of its newer messaging services for some time now, so it's not surprising it would want to start pushing more users to its newer apps instead. Some other details are particular to Google Fi and Google Voice users.

On a few associated notes, Google introduced at the moment that early subsequent yr, they may take away Google Fi help/integration from Hangouts.

And for all users in the USA and Europe, the ability to call phones from Hangouts will disappear at the beginning of next year - and group video calls in Hangouts will transition to Meet in November.

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