It would seem that Google Hangouts may soon at long last get the slash. As indicated by a report from 9 to 5 Google, Google Hangouts is set to close down for purchasers sooner or later in 2020.
The news isn’t too astounding. Google frequently gets disparaged for its large number of informing applications, and the organization as of late reported that it would direct its concentration toward Android Messages and joining with the new RCS “Talk” informing standard. That, as well as Google stopped advancement on Hangouts over a year prior.
Given that Google has been bringing new highlights to other informing applications, numerous clients have officially moved far from Google Hangouts however there is as yet a devoted after of clients who like to stay with the more seasoned administration. Safe to state, in the event that you have not as of now changed far from Google Hangouts, you will need to do as such eventually in 2019.
It’s vital to take note of that not everything about Hangouts will vanish. The Hangouts brand will in any case live on in G Suite’s Hangouts Chat and Hangouts Meet administrations, which are focused at organizations and went for the individuals who may some way or another be keen on administrations like Slack.
Ideally, this flags the beginning of a substantially more streamlined way to deal with informing for Google. As referenced, it has propelled many informing administrations throughout the years, and a large number of them have failed. After Hangouts, Google propelled Allo — however considering Allo just enabled clients to message other Allo clients, it wasn’t generally grasped.
Rather, Google is presently grasping the new RCS, or Rich Communication Services, “talk” standard, which takes into consideration things like gathering messages, bigger document exchanges, read receipts, and the sky is the limit from there. Safe to state, it’s a far better standard than the more seasoned SMS standard, and should ideally bring informing — even cross-stage informing — into 2018. Obviously, there are organizations that have not reported that they will utilize RCS. In particular, Apple has stayed silent on the new standard, likely as a result of the way that it’s as of now considered an informing champion on account of iMessage. Ideally, be that as it may, Apple will embrace RCS for cross-stage visits, in which Apple and Android clients message with one another.