Tech large Google has introduced that it’s now beginning the method of migrating free, private Hangouts customers to Chat, which it introduced in October 2020.
The corporate talked about that customers who want to make a copy of their Hangouts information to make use of Google Takeout — to obtain their information earlier than Hangouts is now not accessible in November 2022.
“We now have continued to spend money on Chat to assist individuals higher collaborate and specific themselves, and now we’re taking steps to assist remaining Hangouts customers transfer to Chat,” Ravi Kanneganti, Product Supervisor, Google Chat, mentioned in a blogpost.
Google mentioned that shifting to Google Chat will let customers edit Docs, Slides or Sheets with side-by-side enhancing, making it simpler to collaborate whereas persevering with the dialog. It additionally contains Areas, a devoted place for topic-based collaboration.
Teams and groups can share concepts, work on paperwork, and handle information and duties, all from a single location. And, the brand new built-in view in Gmail makes it simpler to make use of Chat alongside your Gmail inbox, Areas, and Meet.
“Switching to Chat additionally makes expressing your self extra enjoyable, whether or not you’re utilizing emojis with skin-tone alternatives, wealthy textual content enhancing to offer your chats emphasis, @mentions to inform somebody within the group or sending a GIF,” the corporate mentioned.
Google mentioned that, first, individuals utilizing Hangouts on cellular will see an in-app display screen asking them to maneuver to Chat in Gmail or the Chat app. Equally, individuals who use the Hangouts Chrome extension can be requested to maneuver to Chat on the internet or set up the Chat net app.
In July, individuals who use Hangouts in Gmail on the internet can be upgraded to Chat in Gmail.
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