After reports of Google shutting down Hangouts to consumers in 2020, Google’s Scott Johnston who runs Hangouts and other related products has denied the reports, however, said that users of consumer Hangouts users will be “upgraded” to Hangouts Chat and Hangouts Meet which are enterprise-focused products. Continue reading “Google denies Hangouts shutdown, will upgrade users to Hangouts Chat and Hangouts Meet”
According to a new report, Google said to be planning on shutting down Hangouts sometime in 2020. This doesn’t come as a surprise as Google stopped any further development of the app more than a year ago. Continue reading “Google said to be planning on shutting down Hangouts in 2020”
Google today announced that it is introducing new grammar suggestions in Google Docs along with a revamped interface for spelling and grammar review. Alongside this, Google is introducing a slew of new features to GSuite including Security center investigation tool, Data regions, Smart Reply in Hangouts Chat, Smart Compose, voice commands in Hangouts Meet hardware. Continue reading “Google G Suite gets Grammar Suggestions in Google Docs, Smart Reply in Hangouts Chat and more”
Google just announced that it is introducing Hangouts Chat as a core service in the Gsuite. The Hangouts Chat service will launch by default on unless you’ve chosen to opt for new services manually. Gsuite users can have direct and group conversations to collaborate easily and efficiently. It was announced back in March last year and takes on Slack. Continue reading “Google launches Hangouts Chat for businesses to take on Slack”
Google is streamlining Hangouts experience for users. The company has announced that it will shut down Google Talks aka Gtalk/GChat feature in Gmail on June 26 and it will be replaced with Hangouts. Users will be will automatically be transitioned to Hangouts.
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Recently, the search engine giant Google launched Hangouts Meet video conferencing service in an attempt to focus more on enterprise users yesterday. There is a separate Hangouts Chat app. During the event, Google’s Head of Product for Allo and Duo also cleared the air about Hangouts saying it’s ‘not going anywhere’. Continue reading “Hangouts is not going anywhere, confirms Amit Fulay”
[Update] – Hangouts Meet apk is now available.
Google is challenging Slack with two new messaging apps. The company has split Hangouts into two chat apps – Hangouts Meet and Hangouts Chat. Former is a video conferencing app while latter is messaging app similar to Slack. Continue reading “Google takes on Slack, splits Hangouts into Chat and Meet”
Google will reportedly replace Hangouts with Duo in its stock mobile app suite and is encouraging their partners to do the same. Continue reading “Google will no longer pre-install Hangouts on Android device, promoting new Google Duo: Report”
Google has rolled out a new integration between Google Chrome and Google Hangouts. The company has baked Cast functionality right into the browser which makes it easier for users to share screen from your Chrome browser to a Google Hangout. Continue reading “Google Cast now built into Chrome on desktop, gets Casting to Hangouts”
Google is always hard at work to improve its applications and Hangouts is one of the bigger priorities. New sources say that Google will remove the SMS capabilities and try to improve the call quality. Continue reading “Hangouts to get improved call quality using P2P connection”
It looks like Google has some new plans for its Hangouts app on Android. A new rumor suggests that Google will kill support for carrier SMS and MMS in its next update.
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Google Hangouts on Web has got an update that lets you share images with simple drag and drop.
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Google has just released a new version of Hangouts for iOS devices. The Hangouts v4.0 brings in a new design that follows Google’s Material Design along with several bug fixes and performance improvements.
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Google Hangouts joins the elite club of apps that has crossed 1 Billion downloads on the Play Store. Till today, there have been ten apps that have crossed the milestone out of which 3 of them were Facebook apps while the other 7 were Google’s own apps.
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Google Now has received an update on Android that will make it easy to send out a message. Users can now “send a Hangout Message” using simple voice commands.
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