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(ANSA) – MILAN, June 28 – Starting today, Google will send messages to those who use the Hangouts app on mobile devices to remind them to switch to Google Chat by October. In fact, in a few months, the company will close the messaging service launched in 2016. “We have great ambitions for the future of Chat, over the months there will be more and more news” explains the company. It is not the first product that is closed without a wide warning from the American giant. Before Hangouts it was the turn of the social network Plus, one of the many that ended up on a site, Killed by Google, created specifically to keep track of projects completed over the years, hundreds of them to date, including the most technical services for web developers. Google notes that while it encourages everyone to switch to Chat, the web version of Hangouts will continue to be available until the end of the year. Users will see a warning at least one month before the browser version is redirected to Google Chat.

Big G says the move to the new app will offer a better way for people to connect and collaborate with others. Inside, you can edit documents, presentations and spreadsheets. Chat will also give you access to Spaces, a place dedicated to topic-based collaboration. The announcement comes after Google declared in October 2020 that it would allow everyone to migrate from Hangouts to Chat for free. The latter was supposed to be a Slack-like messaging service for business users, but has since been extended to anyone just in view of the demise of the previous platform. (HANDLE).

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