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Google Talk Will Be Shutting Down, Integrated Into Hangouts

03/25/2017, It seems that in addition to Google killing off SMS integration with Hangouts, there will be additional services that Google will be sunsetting, and one of those is Google Talk. However all is not lost because while Google Talk will be shutting down,...

Google Confirms Hangouts Will Lose SMS Integration

03/24/2017, Earlier it was reported that Google had started sending out emails to users informing them that SMS integration with Hangouts would be coming to an end. For those who are wondering how official this announcement is, Google has since confirmed on their...

Google Reportedly Removing Hangouts SMS Feature

03/24/2017, With Google launching Hangouts Meet and Hangouts Chat that are clearly aimed more at enterprise users, for a brief moment there were some who were probably worried that the consumer version of Hangouts would be killed, although this is something that...

Google Reassures That Consumer Hangouts Aren’t Going Anywhere

03/11/2017, Just the other day Google announced Hangouts Meet and Hangouts Chat, two new services that are based on Google’s Hangouts platform that are aimed more towards enterprise users. This is in line with Google’s claims last year that Hangouts would now be...

‘Hangouts Meet’ And ‘Hangouts Chat’ Officially Launched

03/09/2017, About a week ago Google quietly launched a new service called “Meet by Hangouts”. Not much was known about it since only the website was available, but from what we could tell it appeared to be some video conferencing platform based around Hangouts...

‘Meet’ Is Google’s Business-Focused Video Calling Platform

03/01/2017, When Google announced their Allo and Duo apps last year, many were wondering that with both apps sharing quite a bit of similarity with Hangouts, what would become of the platform? While some might have been worried that Google would do away with the...

Google’s Latest Acquisition Will Help Boost Hangouts Call Quality

01/06/2017, Google’s Hangouts has been used for chatting, video conference, and making voice calls. For the most part the quality is decent and is typically good enough to get the job done. However Google thinks that there could be improvements made, which is why...

Google’s Pixel Phones Ship With Hangouts Disabled

10/14/2016, About a week ago, we reported that Google had made some changes to their OEM requirements in which Hangouts will no longer be required to be bundled with Android phones. OEMs still have the option of including Hangouts, but are no longer required to do so...

Google To Focus Hangouts More On Its Business Users

08/16/2016, Earlier today Google launched Duo. The app is one of two apps that Google showed off at I/O 2016 several months ago, and for those unfamiliar, it is basically Google’s take on Apple’s FaceTime. However with apps like Duo and Allo, both of which appear...

Google Hangouts On Air To Move To YouTube Live Next Month

08/15/2016, We’re pretty sure that Google had been hoping that its Google+ platform would be able to replace Facebook as the dominant social network platform, but unfortunately that has not happened. We’re not sure what the future of Google+ is, but it seems that...

Google’s Allo Might Not Replace Hangouts Or Messenger After All

07/24/2016, A report from several days ago suggested that Google’s Allo messaging app could become the default messaging app on Android. It was even suggested that Google could slowly phase Hangouts and Messenger out in favor of Allo being the main app that handles...

Google Reassures That Hangouts Isn’t Going Anywhere

05/19/2016, Google has kind of a weird history with messaging platforms. It seems that they can’t seem to decide on which is the defacto messenger. We’ve seen them try to create separate apps for SMS/MMS, then they merged it with Hangouts, and then just yesterday...

Google Hangouts For iOS Updated With Share Extension

04/27/2016, Ever wanted to share something like a link or a photo in the Google Hangouts app for iOS? If you did, you probably know that it was a bit troublesome thanks to the fact that there is no share extension available for Hangouts. The good news is that if you...