Google Chat replaces Hangouts Chat in support docs, also appears in trademark filing
Google’s trademark application submitted before the USPTO clearly defines Google Chat as an instant messaging platform for exchanging media.
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: 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.
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