Messenger “Google Hangouts” was launched in 2013 and was a pre-installed app on Android smartphones. However, the messaging service was not really successful. when testing Stiftung Warentest, the messenger has only a score of 3.6. The end of Google Hangouts is now being gradually enforced.
Can Google Hangouts still be installed?
Two years ago, Google officially announced that Messenger is on the verge of extinction. right Now The app has been completely removed from the Apple App Store. However, those who have already installed the app can still use it. However, “Google Hangouts” cannot be re-downloaded. Android smartphone users can no longer find the messenger in the Google Play Store. However, it is still possible to access the app in the Play Store and theoretically download it again if it is already installed. the official Google Hangouts It can still be called – but the web version can no longer be downloaded.
Google Chat is set to replace Google Hangouts
The successor to the messaging service is “Google Chat” which was called “Google Hangouts Chat” until April 2020. The news service has been available to all users for free since the beginning of last year. According to Google, chat logs from Google Hangouts are preserved and will reappear there after switching to the new messenger.
“All remaining Hangouts customers will be migrated to Chats Preferred starting March 22nd. We will replace classic Hangouts with Chat. A notification will be sent to affected customers prior to the migration,” Google said in a blog post in February.
Google Chat provides users with group chat rooms and the option to send direct messages. So the messenger also offers business contact.
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