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Google Talk service comes to an end

Faryal Nadeem Mar 25, 2017
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The days of Google Talk have come to an end. The company has announced that the messaging service used by Gmail users to stay connected gets to retire in 2017. The application was launched in 2005. However, Google has pushed Hangouts as the best consumer service while Allo, Hangouts Meet, Hangouts Chat and Duo is still operating and users use it. These apps are one of the preferred choices for the users. Switching to these apps is mandatory.

The legacy of Google Talk Android app is not available for years, so it stops functioning. While Google users are encouraged to install Hangouts app.

Hangouts is still going through transition and Google is taking steps to position it as the business-centric service and then splitting it up into Meet and Chat. For the users, Duo and Allo are also one of the preferred choices, but no web version is available for Allo. Google is trying hard to keep the users to Hangouts. By the outsources, we got information that the possible launch of web version Duo and Allo will be on June 26.

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The strategy of Google is pretty clear especially for the Hangouts Chat and Meet. Google will surely stick to the current strategy and launch another messaging app known as Hallo.

There is another news, which will add confusion after fusing SMS and Hangouts. The company focuses on Android Messages because of its primary service for accessing text messages. If you are currently using Google, then Classic Hangouts app is your SMS client. Google will ask you to switch to Android Messages.

On the positive side, Google is killing the few last Google+ features.

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