Hangout ending in 2020

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6 days 36 minutes ago #31975 by lexusl21
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Are we forced to use chat and meet or will Google voice app still work? I like that app

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5 days 23 hours ago - 3 days 13 hours ago #31979 by Isamorph
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If one wants to continue using Hangouts, then you would have to use whatever is required. I've seen nothing that says GV and the app will not work in the future. But with Google one never knows, and they could choose to end GV at any time. Google's hangman has been busy over the years, as can be seen in the following cemetery.

killedbygoogle.com/
gcemetery.co/
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5 days 19 hours ago #31991 by KentE
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The Killed by Google list is indeed impressive. Among surprises to me was Google Site Search (used to provide google search function within an entities website), which I imagine caused significant upset to those using it.

The list touches on the edge of my most missed "killed" item-- Google Search, limited to blogs, forums, and newsgroups. (The list mentions Google Blog Search.). For me, the perfect way to research an item without having to wade through endless reseller sites, and links to reseller sites, etc. I used it multiple times a week. Unfortunately, it apparently got killed because it was not nearly as conducive to monetizing.......
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5 days 19 hours ago #31993 by Isamorph
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Yes, the less one travels on the internet, the less billboards one sees.

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5 days 10 hours ago #32013 by Isamorph

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5 days 1 hour ago #32025 by lexusl21
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Isamorph wrote: More abut the fate of Hangouts.

arstechnica.com/gadgets/2018/12/google-promises-to-shut-down-two-of-its-seven-messaging-apps/


So my confusion is. If Google voice app is essentially a better Hangout s. Like app.

Why would Google bring out new transition apps?

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5 days 35 minutes ago #32026 by Isamorph
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lexusl21 wrote:

Isamorph wrote: More abut the fate of Hangouts.

arstechnica.com/gadgets/2018/12/google-promises-to-shut-down-two-of-its-seven-messaging-apps/


So my confusion is. If Google voice app is essentially a better Hangout s. Like app.

Why would Google bring out new transition apps?


Google voice cannot do video calls or video conference calls, and so it's not essentially a better Hangouts app. Google has had a problem making an all encompassing app for messaging, calls, video calls and group chats, etc., and so it now takes a one size does not fit all approach and has several apps that each do at least one thing well. The following link is probably a good summation of Google's communication apps.
www.androidauthority.com/google-messaging-apps-867843/

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5 days 20 minutes ago #32027 by Chelle
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Hangouts seems to be the most versatile and has the highest installed base so I guess it makes perfect sense to get rid of it.

Oh wait...
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4 days 23 hours ago #32028 by Isamorph
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Chelle wrote: Hangouts seems to be the most versatile and has the highest installed base so I guess it makes perfect sense to get rid of it.

Oh wait...


Or confine it to "Google Suite" where someone must pay for it.

gsuite.google.com/pricing.html

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4 days 23 hours ago #32029 by lexusl21
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Well for us google voice is sufficient we do not need group chat or video calls (Skype)

We use it in buildings that have no TMobile service and have wifi. It is a great back up. Not used everyday but once awhile

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