In 2013, Google separated hangouts from Google +, the now-closed social network, as an upgrade to google chat. “There will be no change in hangouts for the consumer (Classic) version,” a Google spokesman told reporters
Tencent technology news according to foreign media reports, Google recently confirmed that the company has officially renamed hangouts chat to Google chat, thus removing the hangouts brand from its corporate g suite products.
Before the name change, Google also changed its video conference application hangout meet to Google meet.
The latest Rename is first shown in an updated g suite support document. This document lists Google chat next to Google meet. Of course, don’t confuse this version of chat app Google chat with another version of chat app hangouts chat. The new name Google chat reveals its relatively new Android message protocol based on RCS.
As for the hangouts brand, it will continue to exist as the name of the consumer chat app. In 2013, Google separated hangouts from Google +, the now-closed social network, as an upgrade to google chat. “There will be no change in hangouts for the consumer (Classic) version,” a Google spokesman told reporters
In the past seven years or so, this has been a long and tortuous road for hangouts. The product has never been as prestigious as google chat. Google’s often confusing and misleading messaging strategy also means that hangouts is always competing with nearly six other chat and video messaging applications that Google has been insisting on for years.
For now, hangouts for G Suite, which is just a workplace version of the hangouts chat app, will continue to exist, as Google announced in August last year that it had delayed its retirement. The replacement of hangouts chat is Google chat, which is more like slack’s competitor, which is conducive to improving the efficiency of office and instant messaging, rather than the simple, one-to-one message application like the previous google chat. For anyone else, in the foreseeable future, your online Gmail account and IOS or Android devices will still have access to the original consumer version of hangouts.