Google has in the end set the date for migration clear of Vintage Hangouts to Google Chats in March for Workspace (in the past G Suite) customers. Google used to be intended to start out the migration from October 2019 however the multi-stage plan didn’t start till 2020.
On its weblog, Google stated: “We are now able to transport into the general segment of the migration from Vintage Hangouts to Google Chat for Google Workspace shoppers.”
The corporate stated it is going to no longer be conceivable to opt-out of the alternate. Google discussed that hangouts.google.com would proceed to paintings however the apps for each Android and iOS apps might be disabled. There, then again, might be no concern of dropping the chat historical past as Google has already moved the dialog historical past to Google Chat.
If an organisation’s admin console surroundings continues to be set at “Chat and vintage Hangouts,” the automated improve to “chat most well-liked” will happen over 3 weeks beginning March 22, 2022. Organisations that experience “Vintage Hangouts handiest” will see the migration over a five-week length beginning April 4.
The Google Workspace Updates discussed: “Starting March 22, 2022, we’ll flip at the “Chat most well-liked” surroundings for any shoppers, who haven’t already achieved so, making Google Chat the default chat utility.”
This Hangout to Google Chat migration handiest affects Workspace customers and it is going to no longer impact other folks the use of loose non-public Google accounts. The corporate reportedly plans to transport all customers after the Workspace transformation is finished.
Previous, the workspace administrator used to be to be had to stay each vintage Hangouts and Google Chat to be had for end-users.
Stressing on chat historical past, the Google Workspace Updates discussed: “Apart from for a couple of particular instances, all of the dialog historical past from Hangouts might be to be had in Google Chat. Then again, beginning mid-March 2022, any newly created areas in Google Chat inside your area won’t seem in vintage Hangouts. Because of this messages despatched in those areas will handiest seem in Google Chat for affected customers.”