Google has spent many years in the market of instant messaging, but none of their various bets, almost all going to a pre, they have come to accept as much as your current Hangouts. Interestingly, it seems that now is when the team of Mountain View is preparing for to shelve the brandthat is not the service, deleting definitely the name of your configuration, and certainly the service.
Since some time ago, Google account with the name Hangouts Meet despite the fact that many, most, we are still using Hangouts as the primary name. But since 9to5Google have discovered that Google anda modifying the documentation of the video conferencing service and deleting Hangouts from him. A process of change that has given beginning and ending with the disappearance of the brand Hangouts.
Good-bye to Hangouts, but only in name and brand
As we say, has been 9to5Google who has noticed that Google is making changes in the documentation of its service of video calls. Where before you put Google Hangouts Meet, now only found Google Meet. A full process that we don’t know how long it will last but you should end up with Hangouts completely erased from existence. A Google service renowned and a brand more sent to oblivion.
Until now, Google had split its brand Hangouts in two other brands without too much sense. Google Hangouts Chat cohabited with Google Hangouts, Meetand I could even launch with the original name directly from the web page of your mail service, Gmail. Now it seems that everything is going to change and Google is already talking about its video service only as Google Meet.
The completion of this change, Google would tell you the same services as video call in the present, but with the names changed. So, we would have Google Duo as a service to mobile-onlyand with Google Meet to operate between both worldsalthough currently their app for mobile continues to be called Hangouts. We assume that this will also change soon.
Thus, it is only a matter of time that the process of change is complete and that Google go to Google Meet as a video conferencing service. No, Hangouts is not closed as such but the brand itself is preparing to disappear into oblivion, joining a long list of brands and services from Google, which also has finished shutting down. Interestingly, Hangouts, yes, it had come to be a brand that is very recognizable.
Via | 9to5Google
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