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Google will officially transition users from Google Hangouts to Google Chat starting next year. And some Hangouts features will be going away ahead of its disappearance.
The transition from Hangouts to Chat will begin sometime in the first half ofwhen Google will offer tools to help automatically bring your Hangouts conversations, contacts, and chat history to Chat, according to a blog post. Google clarified a few more details about the change with The Verge after the original publication of this story. The switch from Hangouts to Chat will take place gradually, and there will be a period of time when both messaging services are still available.
Eventually, all free users and Workspace customers will be moved over to Chat. On the plus side, Google says Chat not only offers features like direct and group conversations you might be familiar with from Hangouts, but it can also let you more easily plan and collaborate with others.
As far as pushing you away from Hangouts, Google also announced that it is planning to remove some specific Hangouts features. The messaging mess continues. In addition, Google will no longer let you call phone s from Hangouts starting early next year, and group video calls in Hangouts will use Meet starting in November. Update October 15th, PM ET: Google shared additional details with The Verge about the transition after the original publication of this story, so we have made updates throughout.
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Google is beginning the forced migration from Hangouts to Chat next year