Google Chat

Poll: Are You Using Google Chat?

Leaving Google Hangouts for another messaging platform was a once-unimaginable idea. My entire family (and most friends) had all bought into Google's most important messaging app over the years because it was simple to use through a Google account and worked...
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Google Hangouts has Left the Play Store

Google Hangouts has had the slowest death of all time. We first started talking about its demise back in 2020, shortly after Google released Chat and Meet. At that time, we believed that Hangouts might disappear from our phones and the Play Store within that...
Hangouts

Google Hangouts Gets an End Date for Workspace Users

After years of talking about the end times, Google made it official today: Hangouts will be turned off and unavailable for Google Workspace customers next month. For those who haven't yet transitioned over to Google Chat, Google is about to force you onto it....
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Google Wants You to Stop Using Hangouts

Part of me was hoping that when the end finally came for Hangouts that there would be a bigger deal made of it. Not necessarily a celebration, but at least an acknowledgement from Google that the messaging app so many of us have used for the past decade was...
Hangouts

Google Hangouts Takes Another Step Towards the End

Google Hangouts continues to creep towards its quiet death, reaching a new phase today that takes us one step closer to the end. Google is telling its Workspace (GSuite) customers that we are entering phase 4 and that means it's time to make a decision or...
Google Chat

Google Chat is Pretty Much Available to Everyone Now

The end of Hangouts will probably happen without anyone really noticing because Google has made its replacement readily available. This slow death of Hangouts has given people all the time in the world to transition over and get on Google Chat, the company's...
Gmail Chat

Google Chat Can be in Your Gmail App Now

I'm still not sure that Google has acknowledged the imminent death of Hangouts and the sneaky availability of Google Chat in recent weeks, but the rollout of Chat to more users in more places continues. If you happen to be the most productive human on Earth...