Whereas Google has said many occasions that it has no plans to close down its Hangouts messaging service, it has determined to finish assist for its third-party developer instruments. The corporate has quietly up to date its FAQ for the Google Hangouts API, stating that no new apps will likely be permit to entry these instruments.
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As well as, many of the current apps which might be at present utilizing the Google Hangouts API will now not work after April 25. There will likely be just a few exceptions, which can embody Google’s personal Hangouts on Air broadcasting instruments like Toolbox, Management Room, and Cameraman, together with enterprise and enterprise oriented apps like Slack that combine with the API. Lastly, apps that assist dialing right into a name like DialPad and RingCentral may also be allowed to make use of the API after the expiration date.
In 2016, Google launched new messaging apps like Allo and Duo, and the corporate has now begun pre-installing Duo on new Android gadgets, changing Hangouts. Nonetheless, each Duo and Allo are at present mobile-only apps, whereas Hangouts additionally has PC desktop assist, together with deep integrations with different providers like Gmail and Google Docs. That makes Hangouts higher for its many enterprise and enterprise prospects, which Google nonetheless desires to assist.