Google Hangouts

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Google Hangouts was a cross-platform instant messaging service developed by Google. It originally was a feature of Google+, becoming a standalone product in 2013, when Google also began integrating features from Google+ Messenger and Google Talk into Hangouts. Google then began integrating features of Google Voice, its Internet telephony product, into Hangouts, stating that Hangouts was designed to be "the future" of Voice.

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Google Hangouts
Initial releaseMay 15, 2013; 10 years ago (2013-05-15)
Final release(s) [±]
Android38.0.372644034 / May 14, 2021; 2 years ago (2021-05-14)[1]
Android (Dialer)0.1.100944346 / September 1, 2015; 7 years ago (2015-09-01)[2]
Android (Meet)33.0.268569565 / September 27, 2019; 3 years ago (2019-09-27)[3]
Android (Chat)2019.09.19.271424619_prod / October 10, 2019; 3 years ago (2019-10-10)[4]
Android Wear17.0.145656208 / February 1, 2017; 6 years ago (2017-02-01)[5]
iOS36.1 / November 12, 2020; 2 years ago (2020-11-12)[6]
PlatformAndroid, iOS, web
SuccessorGoogle Chat
Google Meet
Available in36 languages[7]
TypeCommunication software
LicenseFreeware Edit this at Wikidata (defunct; redirects to

In 2017, Google began developing two separate enterprise communication products: Google Meet and Google Chat,[8] as a part of its Google Workspace office suite. Google began transitioning Workspace users from Hangouts to Meet and Chat in June 2020.[9][10][11] Subsequently, Gmail users transitioned from Hangouts to Meet and Chat during 2021[12] and the Hangouts service discontinued on November 1, 2022.