As 9to5Google noted, there hasn't been any movement on development for the app in some time, and Google removed Hangouts' support for SMS in May of a year ago. In 2016, Hangouts was demoted, if not immediately killed, by Google as it launched a new messaging app called Allo for text and multimedia messages and Duo for video calls.
This RCS-based messaging app from Google is likely to launch in 2019 or early 2020, after which the company will put Hangouts to sleep.
Both Hangout Chat and Meet are now available for web, Android and iOS users.
According to a report from 9to5Google, a source familiar with Hangouts future claims that the messaging service is getting unplugged in 2020, for consumers at least.
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"Last spring Google announced its pivot for the Hangouts brand to enterprise use cases with Hangouts Chat and Hangouts Meet, so the writing has been on the wall for quite some time regarding the Hangouts consumer app's demise", 9to5Google reported late on Friday.
Google is no stranger to killing off services, and it seems that one of its next victims could be Hangouts.
Google has a history of shelving services that arent as popular as they once were. Furthermore, we're told current Hangouts users will be upgraded to Hangouts Chat and Meet.
Indeed his primary frustration appears to be the idea that users might think that Google is giving up on messaging, period. As someone who both continues to use Hangouts, and who has come to love and depend on the Slack or Discord style at-mentions, having those available in Hangouts would be pretty snazzy.