Isn't it only solipsists that use Google messaging applications anyway?
Google is winding down its messaging app Hangouts before it officially shuts in November, the web giant announced on Monday. Users of the mobile app will see a pop-up asking them to move their conversations onto Google Chat, which is yet another one of its online services. It can be accessed via Gmail as well as its own …
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"Moving to Google Chat opens up new and better ways to connect and collaborate," product manager Ravi Kanneganti said in a blog post. "For example, users can edit Docs, Slides or Sheets with side-by-side editing, making it easier to collaborate while continuing the conversation.”
… no-one wants to do this. Over complicated all-in-one apps suck ass.
Text, pics, animated gif’s, video, hyperlinks - is all required.
I didn't want to be part of Hangouts, but Google made it mandatory at one point when signing in to Gmail.
I have no use for Chat, won't use it and don't want it.
I have one question : will I absolutely have to be signed in if I want to use my Gmail ?
Google Hangouts was designed as an instant-messaging app operating across multiple platforms for its now defunct social network platform Google+
Hangouts is older than Google+; Google+ was essentially a single sign-on service with a social network tacked on. While the network had some nice features, it never really gained traction and so Google did what it often does, took what it thought worked well and put it in other things and closed it down.
Hangouts has always had very good support for voice calls and Google put some of this into WebRTC.
I only have one contact that I still use Hangouts for, but conversations are mirrored on Google Chat so that should be fairly transparent.
Hangouts and chats look and seem exactly the same to me.
I prefer google meet to zoom/Webex/teams as it just works from the browser with no additional apps to install.
I like chats, but I also liked hangouts.
I really don’t know what the difference is between chats / hangouts, they could have just renamed hangouts to chats and no one would have known.
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