Amid The Transition To Google Chat, Google Hangouts Was Removed From The Google Play Store And App Store.
• Google Hangouts is being phased out in favor of Google Chat, which is more competent.
• Hangouts was first released as a Google+ service in 2013.
• Google Hangouts is not available for new users to download from app stores.
Google is deleting the Hangouts mobile apps from the Google Play Store and the App Store because the transition to the new chat service is nearing completion.
Android users who have previously downloaded the app will still be able to see it in their list of installed apps, but it will no longer appear in search results for both existing and new users.
According to 9to5Google, the Hangouts app has been removed from both the Google Play Store and the Apple Service Store, making it impossible for new users to download the defunct chat app on iOS and Android devices.
In November 2018, It Was Announced That Hangouts Would Be Phased Down In Favour Of Google Chat.
In October 2020, the firm began moving Workspace users from Hangouts to Meet. The Hangouts app is no longer available on the Google Play store or the Software Store,
but users who have already downloaded the app to their Android smartphones can view it in the Google Play Store app by touching on their profile photo, then selecting Manage apps and device > Manage > Not Installed.
It was able to confirm that both the Software Store and the Google Play Store listings for Hangouts were no longer available, but the program was still available for installation on an Android phone that had previously had the app installed.
For the time being, the program’s functionality does not appear to be restricted, so users using the Hangouts app on their iPhones and Android smartphones will likely be able to communicate with contacts until Google disables access.
According to the 9to5Google story, Google is already migrating current Workspace enterprise accounts to Chat using Hangouts, and free accounts are likely to follow suit.
After the Hangouts app is removed, users who have not yet downloaded Google Chat on their smartphone or tablet have two options: utilize the Gmail app, which includes integrated Chat and Meet support or download the standalone Google Chat app.
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