Google confirms there are no plans of shutting down Hangouts, sort of

Yesterday, we reported that Google will be shutting down Hangouts in 2020. This based on a report by 9to5Google.

Google Real Time Communications product lead Scott Johnston confirmed on Twitter, however, that this is untrue. According to Johnston, Google has made no decision to shut down Hangouts. Instead, Hangouts users will be transitioned to Hangouts Chat and Hangouts Meet. @hallstephenj, I run Hangouts and this is pretty shoddy reporting. No decisions made about when Hangouts will be shut down. Hangouts users will be upgraded to Hangouts Chat and Hangouts…

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