Google Hangouts takes another step towards oblivion
L’last year, Google planned the withdrawal of the classic version of Hangouts for all users. At the time, the search giant had claimed that free Hangouts users would be upgraded to a free version of Google Chat in the first half of 2021.
9to5Google Report now that users on Android and iOS have started seeing a message inside the app that tells them to switch to Google Chat. Google has indeed slowly deleted various features of Hangouts in recent months, but this highlighted message is the bigger stepever since Google announced its plan to shut down the service last year
A. Appears at the top of the Hangouts app blue banner that says “Hangouts is about to be replaced by Google Chat“. It also shows a button “Switch to chat in Gmail” and after disconnection, you will not receive new notifications from the Hangouts app. A similar warning also appears when you try to log in to web version of Hangouts. When you click the “Open chat“, You are directed to the autonomous web experience of Google Chat.