Google has announced that it will suspend Google Hangouts in November this year, moving all existing users to Google Chat.

Hangouts will be available on its desktop site until November, and Google says it will alert users at least a month before it starts pointing the Hangouts site to Chat.

The tech giant will allow users to obtain a copy of your Hangouts data with the help of its Takeout service before its suspension.


Moving to Google Chat opens up new and adequate ways to connect and collaborate. For example, users can edit Docs, Slides, or Sheets with side-by-side editing, making it more comfortable to cooperate while continuing the conversation.

The ability to make direct calls, create in-line threads in Spaces and the ability for users to share and view multiple images and videos are among the new features that Google is currently rolling out.