Google Hangouts has left the building.

Google removed Hangouts from both the Apple Appstore and Play Store, so it can no longer be found for fresh installs. If your device previously had it installed, you might be able to find it on Android, but otherwise, Google wants you on Chat.

Google Hangouts has left the building.

Google removed Hangouts from both the Apple Appstore and Play Store, so it can no longer be found for fresh installs. If your device previously had it installed, you might be able to find it on Android, but otherwise, Google wants you on Chat.

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Google Chat is the future.

If you haven't yet, simply switch over to Google Chat and get an improved experience over Hangouts. Google actually maintains Chat and adds new features to it, like a true dark mode.

Google Chat is the future.

If you haven't yet, simply switch over to Google Chat and get an improved experience over Hangouts. Google actually maintains Chat and adds new features to it, like a true dark mode.

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Google Workspace users were told to switch a week ago.

If this news comes as a surprise, it shouldn't. Google told its paid Workspace users to leave Hangouts for Chat before the end of March. They've also been told time and time again that this day was coming. Again, Hangouts is an ancient app without modern features - it's time to move on.

Google Workspace users were told to switch a week ago.

If this news comes as a surprise, it shouldn't. Google told its paid Workspace users to leave Hangouts for Chat before the end of March. They've also been told time and time again that this day was coming. Again, Hangouts is an ancient app without modern features - it's time to move on.

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Is Chat the app to choose or should you switch?

That's a big question to answer. Chat is a decent messaging app that uses your Google account and should help you seamlessly switch from Hangouts without losing your conversations with co-workers, friends, and family. But there are other incredible apps, like Telegram that we highly recommend.

Is Chat the app to choose or should you switch?

That's a big question to answer. Chat is a decent messaging app that uses your Google account and should help you seamlessly switch from Hangouts without losing your conversations with co-workers, friends, and family. But there are other incredible apps, like Telegram that we highly recommend.

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Still, a sad day for Hangouts users.

We have been using Hangouts for so long that it still seems bittersweet watching it go. This is the app we all poured ourselves into as the replacement for G Chat and the one we never thought we'd need to say goodbye to. Here we are, though. It was a good run, Hangouts.

Still, a sad day for Hangouts users.

We have been using Hangouts for so long that it still seems bittersweet watching it go. This is the app we all poured ourselves into as the replacement for G Chat and the one we never thought we'd need to say goodbye to. Here we are, though. It was a good run, Hangouts.

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