1. chanchan05's Avatar
    https://9to5google.com/2018/11/30/go...shutting-down/

    Basically Hangouts for consumers shuts down 2020.
    11-30-2018 05:24 PM
  2. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    I think some of the reasons are Google not focusing on one app. Throwing everything against the wall and seeing what sticks isn't always the best way to go.
    11-30-2018 05:30 PM
  3. B. Diddy's Avatar
    This is a bummer for me. My wife and I like to use Hangouts to communicate with my 9 year old daughter (and I prefer her not to set up an account with other messaging platforms at this age).
    11-30-2018 06:28 PM
  4. chanchan05's Avatar
    This is a bummer for me. My wife and I like to use Hangouts to communicate with my 9 year old daughter (and I prefer her not to set up an account with other messaging platforms at this age).
    They moved the Hangouts team to Messages a few months ago.
    11-30-2018 08:08 PM
  5. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Hmm, let's hope they add Hangouts-like functionality to Messages that doesn't require a phone number.
    11-30-2018 08:44 PM
  6. hallux's Avatar
    I'm disappointed. I use Hangouts through Fi for cross-device texting. I am also logged in to Messages on my Mac with it and communicate with my family that way. To move off that platform may be a challenge. Also - I wonder what accommodations they'll make for transitioning history, and for the cross-device texting for Fi..
    11-30-2018 09:18 PM
  7. chanchan05's Avatar
    @Golfdriver97 @hallux @B. Diddy

    Looks like shoddy reporting according to Scott Johnson of Google: https://twitter.com/happyinwater/sta...61340800958466

    "Hey @hallstephenj, I run Hangouts and this is pretty shoddy reporting. No decisions made about when Hangouts will be shut down. Hangouts users will be upgraded to Hangouts Chat and Hangouts Meet. Your source is severely misinformed. You can do better."
    12-01-2018 10:43 PM
  8. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    Not too surprised at the shoddy reporting. Journalism used to mean that a piece like this would have been researched, examined, answered several questions (think: who, what, where, when and why), and possibly given an opinion in the final thoughts.

    These days, it's who can get the story on <insert random event here> faster than the others... truth, and integrity be damned.
    12-02-2018 12:59 AM
  9. anon(10092459)'s Avatar
    Not too surprised at the shoddy reporting. Journalism used to mean that a piece like this would have been researched, examined, answered several questions (think: who, what, where, when and why), and possibly given an opinion in the final thoughts.

    These days, it's who can get the story on <insert random event here> faster than the others... truth, and integrity be damned.
    Can't agree more! It's beyond horrible these days. No one actually investigates, verifies THEN actually write a report. Sensationalism and sizzle is all we're getting these days. Speed and clicks .. that all that matters.

    Damn shame.
    Golfdriver97 likes this.
    12-02-2018 01:58 PM

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