Google will shut its popular Hangouts service for consumers by 2020, 9to5Google has reported, citing sources aware of the product's roadmap. Hangouts Chat and Hangouts Meet would still be a part of Google's G Suite. Google also put its Allo messaging app on hold two years after its introduction. Google never revealed the total number of Hangouts users though.
Markets may have misread Powell speech, analysts say
Futures showed the amount of tightening priced in for 2019 slipped to 25 basis points - equivalent to just a single rate hike. It promises to confirm investor expectations that the Fed will raise its interest rate when it meets later this month.
Hangouts would later be able to support SMS messaging so the same app could receive SMS and Hangouts messages, but its implementation wasnt very solid.
The death of Hangouts, if the report by 9to5google, a website dedicated to Google-related news, turns out to be true, it will not be unexpected.
Nintendo Switch Becomes The Best-Selling Nintendo Console In The US
The Switch also became the best-selling Nintendo console in USA history over that five-day period, surpassing Nintendo Wii sales. Figures for all console and game sales covering the season, which will be reported in January, should prove interesting.
Android Messages is now what the company would prefer consumers to use, but given Google's history of launching and closing chat tools (remember Allo?) users would be forgiven for wondering just how long this tool may last. The site noted Google's announcement previous year of a shift to an enterprise focus with G Suite's Hangouts Chat and Hangouts Meet as an early sign that such a decision was forthcoming.
How do you feel about the demise of Hangouts? Such examples include Google Reader (an RSS reader), Google Buzz (a Twitter-like short blogging site), and the Google+ Social Network is already on its way to the schedule sunset date of August 2019.
General Motors Layoffs Signal Uncertain Future for American Cars-and More
It sparked tariffs on foreign-made brandy, dextrin, potato starch and vehicles - specifically, light trucks, such as pickups. The US President tweeted that tariffs were "being studied" and that duties could have stopped the GM closures.
While Hangouts Chat, much like Slack, was meant for easy conversations between the team and the organization, Hangouts Meet was introduced as a video-calling platform for fast, easy and convenient meetings.