The days of Google Hangouts for consumers might be entrance to an finish in 2020, according to a news from 9to5Google today. Hangouts has been pang from an temperament predicament given Google launched it as a replacement for Gchat in 2013, and it’s indeed been losing facilities in new years as a association stopped updating a app and took divided SMS messaging. That change was partial of Google’s new concentration for Hangouts, that will stay protected for now as a workplace communication apparatus in a form of G Suite’s Hangouts Chat, as good as video conferencing height Hangouts Meet.
Google hinted during “giving adult on carrying a possess consumer messaging app” behind in April, when it announced a new RCS Chat underline within Android Messages. Chat hasn’t strictly launched yet, as a timing is adult to any carrier, though reports of support for RCS messaging entrance in early 2019 fit a timing for Hangouts shutting down in 2020.
Still, it doesn’t bode good for people who essentially use Hangouts within Gmail, or use it to promulgate with their kids or people who don’t have dungeon phones. There are still a lot of sum adult in a atmosphere right now, so we’ve reached out to Google for criticism and will refurbish if we hear back.