Google is urging its users to switch to Chats because Google Hangouts is nearing the end of its useful life. You won’t be able to continue using the service for very long if you do. Before it permanently disappears, you have until January 1st 2023 to download your Hangouts history.
In case you weren’t aware, Google is now firmly driving a stake into the heart of Hangouts. The business previously removed the software from the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. The browser client or Gmail are currently the only ways to use the service.
The business is encouraging its customers to use Google Chats, its own chat platform. As a result, Google’s list of defunct chat services now includes Hangouts.
Advertisement UNTIL JANUARY 1ST, YOU CAN DOWNLOAD THE HISTORY OF YOUR HANGOUT MESSAGE. Most users who switched to Chats discovered that their Hangouts chats had been transferred. Unfortunately, it isn’t the case for everyone. According to Google, it wasn’t possible to transfer everyone’s data from Hangouts to Chats.
But it also offers a workaround in the shape of Google Takeout. You can use this to get the history of your Hangouts messages. It’s the best you can do right now.
If you intend to do this, you should get started as soon as you can. The Google Hangouts website will likewise be discontinued on November 1st, claims 9to5Google . You will then no longer have any access to Google Hangouts.
Advertisement Although this is accurate, you can still download your history through January 1, 2023. All of the Hangouts data will thereafter be erased. Google Hangouts will then be permanently discontinued.
You should now begin preparing to switch to Google Chats at this stage. You don’t have much time, as you only have access to Hangouts for the next couple of months. Both the app and your Google Workspace outfit let you access Google Chats.