It will literally mean that from the next year onwards, it will be possible for the users to say a final goodbye to Google Hangouts as Google Chat will be available for everyone.
You will be happy to know that Google did confirm that users of its communications software Hangouts will be able to have to turn to the Google Chat from next year onwards.
It has not been more than a month after the Google Workspace launch date and the announcement comes out.
The collaboration of the company’s rebranding and productivity tools will be including all the essential day to day Google apps such as Gmail, Calendar, Drive, Chat, and Meet.
Now that you all know that the Google Chat is soon going to replace Google Hangouts for each and every user from the next year. You must know that Google Chat will be completely free to use for all the interested users.
It will be available for all the consumers and within Gmail. It is a standalone app that you will be able to use within only a few months. It will be essential for you to know that all the features that people were using in Hangouts will be preserved.
There will also be some new chat features and additions such as suggested replies and emoji reactions with the new Google Chat.
Matthew Leske, as you all know the Group Product Manager at Google Chat says, “Starting in the first half of 2021, everyone can begin upgrading from Hangouts to Chat.”
He added, “To ensure a smooth transition, we will help automatically migrate your Hangouts conversations, along with contacts and saved history. We’ll share more specific guidance on what steps you can take when we begin the transition process.”