Google has lastly set the date for migration away from Basic Hangouts to Google Chats in March for Workspace (beforehand G Suite) customers. Google was supposed to start out the migration from October 2019 however the multi-stage plan didn’t start till 2020.
On its weblog, Google stated: “We’re now prepared to maneuver into the ultimate section of the migration from Basic Hangouts to Google Chat for Google Workspace prospects.”
The corporate stated it won’t be doable to opt-out of the change. Google talked about that hangouts.google.com would proceed to work however the apps for each Android and iOS apps shall be disabled. There, nonetheless, shall be no worry of dropping the chat historical past as Google has already moved the dialog historical past to Google Chat.
If an organisation’s admin console setting continues to be set at “Chat and basic Hangouts,” the automated improve to “chat most well-liked” will happen over three weeks beginning March 22, 2022. Organisations which have “Basic Hangouts solely” will see the migration over a five-week interval beginning April 4.
The Google Workspace Updates talked about: “Starting March 22, 2022, we’ll activate the “Chat most well-liked” setting for any prospects, who haven’t already finished so, making Google Chat the default chat software.”
This Hangout to Google Chat migration solely impacts Workspace customers and it’ll not have an effect on folks utilizing free private Google accounts. The corporate reportedly plans to maneuver all customers after the Workspace transformation is finished.
Earlier, the workspace administrator was obtainable to maintain each basic Hangouts and Google Chat obtainable for end-users.
Stressing on chat historical past, the Google Workspace Updates talked about: “Aside from a number of particular circumstances, all of the dialog historical past from Hangouts shall be obtainable in Google Chat. Nonetheless, beginning mid-March 2022, any newly created areas in Google Chat inside your area won’t seem in basic Hangouts. Which means that messages despatched in these areas will solely seem in Google Chat for affected customers.”