Slow death of Hangouts begins April 16, consumers not affected

In fact, this will impact G Suite customers, more likely on the enterprise side of things. We know that Google Voice integration will be saved.

Google kills Allo sooner than it will kill(?) Hangouts

Shortly after rumors piled on about recent internal shakeups with Google’s messaging clients, Google came to confirm the news: Allo is dead.

Google: Hangouts users to be migrated to Hangouts Chat, Hangouts Meet

A G Suite lead says that remaining Hangouts users will have a safety net in messaging with Hangouts Chat and Hangouts Meet.

Google Hangouts may shut down in 2020

We don’t know when exactly Hangouts will be going away, but given how much neglect this messaging client has faced, we wouldn’t be surprised.

Google leaves Allo for dead, shifting its focus on Android Messages and universal ‘Chat’ technology

Technically, Allo is not dead… just yet. But you may want to switch to Android Messages already, and get ready to forget all about archaic SMS technology.

Google Hangouts on iOS goes deeper with Callkit integration

This integration allows for Hangouts-based calls to be routed through your iPhone’s native dialer app — which has access to your lock screen.

Hangouts SMS finally hung up for most, still on for Project Fi and Google Voice

The exceptions are Google Voice users and Project Fi customers who can continue to route SMS/MMS through Hangouts. Others will have to move elsewhere.

Google Talk moves to Hangouts, Google+ on Gmail is done

Several big changes are happening in the back end of Google’s communication mediums that will have big results for users in the front.

Expect SMS in Hangouts to be gone by May 22

SMS in Hangouts gets out of Hangouts soon according to a letter to G Suite admins. But you may still cling on if you have Google Voice or Project Fi.

Google lead on Allo and Duo discusses why SMS won’t get integrated

And by roadmap, there IS no public roadmap. Just reassurances that features will be coming along and that visions are in place for Hangouts.

Hangouts Meet and Chat are Google’s refreshes in productivity communication

The two new communication apps get G Suite app integration. As such, Google Drive gets a boost in features for enterprise users

Google Voice and Project Fi to meet, or so it is said

What, really? Google Voice and Project Fi? Together at last? That’s the word after a revival of a service thought to be long dead.

Hangouts out, Duo in for Google apps pre-load package

What once merged SMS and digital chat streams has faded into something different. Duo may take over for what consumers want in communication.

Google will focus Hangouts on business users, move Hangouts on Air to YouTube Live

The core Google Hangouts app and the live streaming Hangouts on Air spin-off are up for big changes, as Duo and YouTube Live move into the spotlight.

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Version 11 of Hangouts ends SMS merged conversations

If you’ve got Google Voice integrated into Hangouts, your conversations list won’t be as neat going forward. SMS and Hangouts-based convos split apart.
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Google’s new messaging services will join two existing ones. Allo, Duo, Hangouts and Messenger all have plenty of medium duplications.

Google’s already updating apps to take advantage of Android N features

See what features in the new new Google Hangouts update tap into the new abilities arriving with Android N.

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Google improves Hangouts call quality with direct peer-to-peer connections

Learn about the new support for Google Hangouts peer-to-peer calls, what stands to improve, and what new risks you might want to think about.

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Google Hangouts users pushed Messenger for SMS

Google signals that Hangouts may lose its merged SMS/internet conversation threads in favor of promoting its dedicated SMS app, Messenger.

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