Tech giant Google is going to shut down its Hangouts platform.
Hangouts users can shift to the default chat application till November 1.
Users who want to keep a copy of their chat. They can download the conversation before it is removed.
New Delhi. Tech giant Google is going to shut down its Hangouts platform. The company announced earlier this year that it would shut down its Hangouts platform and move it to the default chat application. Due to this, most of the users have already shifted to the default chat. If you haven’t shifted to Google Chat, you’ll need to switch to Chat by November 01, 2022.
Google says that users who want to keep a copy of their chat. They can download the conversation before it is removed from Hangouts. Google further said that some people’s conversations will automatically migrate from Hangouts to Chat, so they can resume their conversations where they left off.
Google Chat feature came in 2020
Let us tell you that Google introduced the Google Chat feature in 2020 and since then the company has been encouraging its users to shift from Google Hangouts to Google Chat. After this, this year the company announced the closure of Google Hangouts. Shortly after, the Android and iOS versions of Hangouts stopped working.
How long can you download data
The company said that access to Hangouts will be available till November 1, 2022. After this, users will be redirected to the chat on the web. Users can download their data through Google Takeout till January 1, 2023.
how to download data
To download your data from Hangouts, first go to Google Takeout and sign in with the Google Account that you use with Hangouts. Select Hangouts in the apps available here and deselect the rest. Now click on Next. After this, in the delivery method, select the option of how many times you want to download the backup.
Remember that Hangouts is going to be upgraded to Google Chat soon, so download all the data in one go. After that select the type of file and click on export. You’ll now get a message telling you that Google is making a copy of the files from Hangouts. You will receive an email when the takeout process is complete. In which the file of your conversation will be there. Download this file to keep your Hangouts data safe.
FIRST PUBLISHED : September 03, 2022, 11:03 IST