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  1. FromNexusToPixel's Avatar
    Hi guys

    A while ago I heard that Google Hangouts is shutting down and replaced with Google Messages. Fast toward today and I still see tech tubers like Mr. Mobile still using Google Hangouts.

    So now I want to know if Google Hangout, and the entire Google Hangouts apps, still available and still running and working?
    07-05-2020 12:42 PM
  2. hallux's Avatar
    I still use it.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    07-05-2020 12:42 PM
  3. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    I still use it as well.
    Galactic Zoo likes this.
    07-05-2020 01:50 PM
  4. Galactic Zoo's Avatar
    Yep, another user, here.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    07-05-2020 01:52 PM
  5. tube517's Avatar
    I use it also
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    07-05-2020 02:29 PM
  6. mustang7757's Avatar
    Still using it also
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    07-05-2020 03:47 PM
  7. B. Diddy's Avatar
    I'm sure the end is coming at some point for the consumer version of Hangouts, but I imagine it's been postponed again and again as they try to figure out their muddled messaging strategy.
    jameny5 likes this.
    07-05-2020 07:24 PM
  8. tube517's Avatar
    For an app that has been "ending" for years, they keep updating it. The last update was June 11.
    07-05-2020 10:46 PM
  9. mustang7757's Avatar
    For an app that has been "ending" for years, they keep updating it. The last update was June 11.
    Lol
    07-05-2020 10:48 PM
  10. Techguy46's Avatar
    What are some pros for using Google Hangouts compared to other services?
    07-05-2020 11:48 PM
  11. fuzzylumpkin's Avatar
    What are some pros for using Google Hangouts compared to other services?
    Not that i use it, but i think the main advantage of hangouts is it combines several apps/services into one (messages, meet, duo).

    Google like to make their products and services as confusing as possible, which is probably why people don't use them as often as the competition.
    07-06-2020 11:19 AM
  12. B. Diddy's Avatar
    What are some pros for using Google Hangouts compared to other services?
    I like how it's cross-platform -- I can easily message on my phone, tablet, PC, Chromebook, whatever, and the transition is seamless. And you don't need a phone number -- most other messaging platforms are tied to a phone number.
    07-06-2020 08:53 PM
  13. davidnc's Avatar
    I no longer use it
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    07-07-2020 05:47 AM
  14. Kizzy Catwoman's Avatar
    It is due to end Beginning of 2021 allegedly. You can now use Google chat and google meet apps with a personal account. They are replacing hangouts.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    07-07-2020 08:42 AM
  15. Mu Phil's Avatar
    Yes , Hangouts is still on
    07-08-2020 02:33 AM
  16. solo2112's Avatar
    Another Hangouts user here. Will not give it up until Google pries it from my dead, cold fingers.

    What are some pros for using Google Hangouts compared to other services?
    As others have mentioned, seamless cross-platform transition, multi-function messaging app (voice, text, video), and for some reasons it keeps getting updated.
    07-08-2020 07:42 AM
  17. KidCuda's Avatar
    I think Chat is still restricted to GSuite (just tried myself), you can use Meet with personal accounts now.
    07-08-2020 07:42 AM
  18. KidCuda's Avatar
    Another Hangouts user here. Will not give it up until Google pries it from my dead, cold fingers.


    As others have mentioned, seamless cross-platform transition, multi-function messaging app (voice, text, video), and for some reasons it keeps getting updated.
    I think all the tiny updates the app has been getting, have been small feature removals like location sharing.
    07-08-2020 07:47 AM
  19. Morty2264's Avatar
    I use Telegram and WhatsApp but have mostly ceased using Hangouts - though I did enjoy the experience. To me, it was very similar to BBM, which was my all-time *favourite* messaging platform.
    07-08-2020 08:04 AM
  20. bradavon's Avatar
    Never used it.

    Like iMessage and RCS it's only a thing in North America.

    Oh wait I used it once in Gmail about a decade ago. WhatsApp is too ubiquitous outside of North America.
    b4rtw likes this.
    07-08-2020 08:33 AM
  21. b4rtw's Avatar
    I really don't want to hate on Google, because they have some of the best services like Maps and YouTube. But why in the world would you use ANY messaging service that comes from Google? Sooner or later, it'll get shut down.
    bradavon likes this.
    07-08-2020 08:38 AM
  22. b4rtw's Avatar
    What are some pros for using Google Hangouts compared to other services?
    There is nothing Hangouts can do, that other services can't. On top, market share of Hangouts is small. Its more of a fanboy thing.
    07-08-2020 08:41 AM
  23. tube517's Avatar
    Hangouts is practical for those who have tablets (or phones w/no sim card used as "tablets") and don't want to have to use a phone number.

    Google can take their time "ending" it.
    07-08-2020 10:41 AM
  24. Zeus Legion's Avatar
    I use it with Google Voice to make and receive calls over Wi-Fi instead of cellular whenever possible. I pay $7.07 a month for cellular while everyone else is running around bleeding $40 a month for "unlimited" many don't even need.
    Laura Knotek and tube517 like this.
    07-08-2020 10:55 AM
  25. Max Luong's Avatar
    There's one killer feature that Hangouts has that makes it the best for group chats. The read indicator for each member of the chat.
    The only other app that has this is Facebook Messenger, so yes I still use Hangouts.
    tube517 and Laura Knotek like this.
    07-08-2020 07:47 PM
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