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Google to transition users from Google Hangouts to Google Chat from 2021
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Google to transition users from Google Hangouts to Google Chat from 2021

From next year, Chat will become available as a free service both in the integrated experience in Gmail and the Chat standalone app.

Google now allows G Suite admins to fully migrate to Google Chat and get access to Gmail integration
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Google now allows G Suite admins to fully migrate to Google Chat and get access to Gmail integration

The classic Hangouts in the bottom-left corner of Gmail on the web will be replaced with Google Chat 1:1.

Google says Hangouts will transition to Chat and Meet rather than shutting down
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Google says Hangouts will transition to Chat and Meet rather than shutting down

At present Google supports several apps that provide more or less the same function as Hangouts.

US government forces Facebook to break encryption in Messenger for wiretapping
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US government forces Facebook to break encryption in Messenger for wiretapping

Facebook might be held in contempt of court for refusing to carry out the surveillance request.

Google will soon let you use Allo’s web version without the need of your smartphone
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Google will soon let you use Allo’s web version without the need of your smartphone

Google is “in the process of migrating” their back-end to add support for devices so that Allo user can use the desktop app without the smartphone.

Google launches Hangouts Chat for workplaces on the G Suite, to take on competition from Slack and Microsoft Teams
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Google launches Hangouts Chat for workplaces on the G Suite, to take on competition from Slack and Microsoft Teams

Hangouts launched as a free service in 2013. But Google began tuning it for businesses when the company expanded enterprise sales efforts.

Over-the-top telecom apps have created a consumer surplus of about Rs 6.3 lakh in India: Study
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Over-the-top telecom apps have created a consumer surplus of about Rs 6.3 lakh in India: Study

OTT apps which come under the rich integration apps category if studied from socioeconomic perspective create a surplus of Rs 6.3 lakh.

Google Talk comes to an end as Hangouts takes over
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Google Talk comes to an end as Hangouts takes over

Introduced in 2005, Google Talk has now been replaced by Hangout which operates on both, Android and iOS apps, other than Chrome.

Google launched Allo 3.0 with chat themes along with emoji and sticker suggestions
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Google launched Allo 3.0 with chat themes along with emoji and sticker suggestions

Ramping up the user experience in its smart messaging app Allo, Google on Thursday released a new set of updates including smart smileys, chat themes and an exclusive "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" sticker pack.

Skype lets you connect with others without creating an account
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Skype lets you connect with others without creating an account

The newest announcement from Microsoft will let users easily connect with users, even without creating an account or downloading the client. So, you can simply join in as guest to access its features like chat, voice and video calls

Expect a heavy dose of IoT at Google I/O 2016: Forrester analysts
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Expect a heavy dose of IoT at Google I/O 2016: Forrester analysts

Analysts at Forrester tell us to expect more of IoT at Google I/O 2016.

Google lets you invite non-Google users to Hangouts
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Google lets you invite non-Google users to Hangouts

Google has announced a new feature for Hangouts chat and video calling app. This will allow meeting organisers to invite even those users to calls who don't have Google accounts.

Google Hangouts gets a dedicated website
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Google Hangouts gets a dedicated website

Google Hangouts finally gets an all-new dedicated website.

Google will focus on Hangouts, but doesn't intend to take on WhatsApp: Sundar Pichai
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Google will focus on Hangouts, but doesn't intend to take on WhatsApp: Sundar Pichai

Google's not-so-popular social network G+ could see some big changes in the future. In an interview with TheForbes, Google's product czar Sundar Pichai has revealed to break it into three main areas - Photos, Hangouts and Google+ stream.

Google is testing business Hangouts in search results: Report
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Google is testing business Hangouts in search results: Report

Google is said to be testing a search feature that lets users live chat with businesses directly from the search results.

Google to shut down Gtalk today, will force users to switch to Hangouts
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Google to shut down Gtalk today, will force users to switch to Hangouts

Starting February 16, users will have to move away from Google Talk and embrace Hangouts, whether they like it or not.

Here's why Google Hangouts isn't as popular as WhatsApp, WeChat or others
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Here's why Google Hangouts isn't as popular as WhatsApp, WeChat or others

Hangouts is now a mix of messaging and calls, and everything in between.

Google launches 'Messenger' yet another messaging app for Android
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Google launches 'Messenger' yet another messaging app for Android

After desperate attempts at cracking messaging and losing WhatsApp to Facebook, Google has launched yet another messaging app, Messenger.

Regulating WhatsApp, Skype and others: Indian telcos trying hard to regain lost revenue
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Regulating WhatsApp, Skype and others: Indian telcos trying hard to regain lost revenue

If telcos manage to make a strong case to TRAI about OTT services hampering revenue, then users would most likely have to bear the cost.