Back in 2017, Google announced that Hangouts application will be replaced by Hangouts Chat and Hangouts Meet apps. Google yesterday announced that it transition all the classic Hangouts users on G Suite domains to Chat and Meet later this year.
G Suite customers can expect the following timeline of changes:
- April 16, 2019 – Several changes that may require administrator action (see below for details).
- Between April and September 2019 – Features from classic Hangouts will come to Chat.
- October 2019 – Start retiring classic Hangouts for G Suite customers.
These dates are specific to G Suite customers and their end users. Google mentioned that it will continue to support consumer use of classic Hangouts beyond the above mentioned dates.