Google is shutting down Hangouts, asks user to switch to Google Chat, click to know more!!

Introduced in 2013, Hangouts is all set to be replaced by ‘Google Chat’  this November. The company is planning to move all the current users of the platform to Google chat as soon as possible. It is shutting down Hangouts as a part of its plan to retire ageing messaging platforms and replace them with newer and better platforms. In an announcement posted to its blog, Google says people who still use the mobile app will see a prompt to move to Chat.

Google has confirmed that most of the chat data including groups from Hangouts will be migrated to Google Chat automatically, except for some chats or portions of chats. If you will be one of those users, Google will send you an email mentioning the same.

As for users who use Hangouts in Gmail on the web, Google says it won’t start prompting users to make the switch to Chat until July. Hangouts will remain usable on its desktop site until November, and Google says it will warn users “at least one month” in advance before it starts pointing the Hangouts site to Chat.

Google confirmed that Google Chat has new capabilities “including direct calling, in-line threading in Spaces, and the ability to share and see multiple photos, emojis, gifs.  Side-by-side editing in Docs, Slides, and Sheets will also be fully accessible to Chat users. “We have big ambitions for the future of Chat, and over the coming months you’ll see even more features like direct calling, in-line threading in Spaces, and the ability to share and view multiple images,” said Ravi Kanneganti, a product manager for Google Chat.