Google announced today that it will undergo the final phase of its nearly two-year-old transition from Hangouts to Google Chat.
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Google Chat is set to become the new default chat app for Workspace customers starting next month. The app will replace the classic Hangouts experience on Gmail on the web, and the Hangouts mobile apps will also start redirecting Workspace users to the new Google Chat app.
Google is working on...yes, another messaging app. This time, it's apparently planning to offer a new unified messaging experience for its business users. 13th time the charm, maybe?
Google confirmed that it is killing its Allo smart messaging app and will instead focus on Messages, its Android messaging app.
Google is killing Hangouts in 2020 as the company looks towards the growth of RCS.