If you’re a Google Workspace person, the common Hangouts messaging provider will start to vanish subsequent thirty day period as section of the transition to Google Chat. Google has introduced that it’ll make Google Chat its default chat application commencing March 22nd, this means people will be redirected to Chat when they check out to go to Hangouts in Gmail on the net, or check out to use the aged Hangouts cell apps.
The change from Google Hangouts to Google Chat is the most up-to-date stage in Google’s constantly evolving messaging technique, which frequently receives far more complicated the a lot more you study about it. This individual migration kicked into gear in June 2020, and focusses on the messaging assistance integrated with Gmail. Google Chat should really not be confused with GChat, the unofficial title for Google Chat, which was formally killed off in 2017 and replaced with — you guessed it — Hangouts.
Present Hangouts dialogue histories will have in excess of into Chat besides in “a handful of particular circumstances,” Google suggests. Although it’s not attainable to opt out of this changeover, Google adds that the hangouts.google.com domain will proceed to function.
For now, this adjust is only impacting Workspace consumers, as effectively as legacy G Suite Fundamental and Enterprise buyers. In other words and phrases, it’s impacting persons who use Google’s solutions as element of a business or corporation. But 9to5Google notes that Google has beforehand indicated no cost Google Account buyers will go as a result of the very same transition right after Workspace.