Google will soon kill Hangouts, the company’s infamous messaging app. 9to5Google reports that it closes Hangouts 2020.
The app, which has long been neglected by the company, is still in the new Gmail. The mobile apps for the service, on the other hand, continue to show signs of age. Google is committed to keeping Hangouts brand live with company-focused Hangouts Chat and Hangouts Meet apps available through G Suite.
Google has already tried a lot of other messaging programs since Hangouts and it became almost a joking joking. The company still does Allo, which never started, and it has recently begun investing in RCS, with the new Chat / Android Messages app, which works almost like Android iMessage.
With Google (hopefully) continuing to invest in RCS and chat / Android messages, it is clear that there is no need for Hangouts or even Allo, and the company that takes the service down makes a lot of sense. I’m just not sure why it is waiting for 2020 to kill it.
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