Hangout ending in 2020

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1 week 1 day ago #31845 by lexusl21
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So. Google voice is still going on? Since Google voice added a dialer in an update last year.

Google voice app is taking over?

I mean Google voice on PC will still offer phone numbers ect right?

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1 week 1 day ago - 1 week 1 day ago #31849 by KentE
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lexusl21 wrote: So. Google voice is still going on? Since Google voice added a dialer in an update last year.

Google voice app is taking over?

I mean Google voice on PC will still offer phone numbers ect right?


I believe GV with a dialer is still in beta test-- I don't think the standard version has it yet. (But yes, that seems to be the plan.)
Not sure about any impact on GV on PC, as I haven't used that feature.

(EDIT: I'm wrong about the dialer-- see Isamorph's reply below. Maybe I was confused with WiFi calling/VoIP, which may still be in beta?)

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1 week 1 day ago - 1 week 1 day ago #31851 by Isamorph
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I believe the GV dialer is standard now. I have the GV app with dialer, downloaded from the play store, on my phones. From what I gather, when Hangouts is ended for consumers, the GV phone app, as well as GV on pcs will continue to work as they have. But who knows with Google, for things may change between now and 2020.

support.google.com/voice/answer/3379129?co=GENIE.Platform%3DAndroid&hl=en
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1 week 1 day ago #31853 by lexusl21
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I also read on Twitter the person in charge of hangouts said that hangouts will be replaced by Google chat. Or something like that
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1 week 1 day ago #31856 by Isamorph
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lexusl21 wrote: I also read on Twitter the person in charge of hangouts said that hangouts will be replaced by Google chat. Or something like that


They may have been talking about Hangouts Chat, which will be mostly for businesses and not everyday consumers.

gsuite.google.com/learning-center/products/chat/get-started/#!/

www.google.com/search?q=Googl+chat&oq=Googl+chat&aqs=chrome..69i57j0j69i60l2j0l2.3959j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google_Talk

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1 week 1 day ago #31857 by lexusl21
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I use Google voice for texts and voicemail. I never finished putting the dialer to work. I got 2019 to fix that

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1 week 1 day ago #31858 by Isamorph
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From the horse's mouth: Apparently the death of Hangouts is premature, or at least confusing.
www.androidpolice.com/2018/12/03/hangouts-executive-rebuts-rumors-of-shut-down-users-will-be-transitioned-to-hangouts-chat-and-meet/
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1 week 1 day ago #31859 by PEW
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That's good news. I have tried Google Voice before and I could not get group texting to work. It would send to each recipient separately.

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