Google shutting down Hangouts in 2020 - report

Business | Technology 12/1/2018, 5:20 AM
Google shutting down Hangouts in 2020 - report

Google LLC is planning to shut down its communication platform Hangouts sometime in 2020, website 9to5google reported, citing sources close to the matter.

Alphabet's subsidiary removed the platform's features through time, taking away the SMS messaging capacity in 2016. Afterwards, Google virtually stopped the development of the application in 2017 after the announcement that they will be evolving the app into two separate products, Hangouts Chat and video conferencing platform Hangouts Meet.

Alphabet's shares were 0.52% lower in after-hours trading.

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