One interesting wrinkle here: Chat will now also become free to use for consumers. Image Credits: Google.
Final timing, Google says, may still shift. For voice calls and text messages, Hangouts users will now be directed to the Voice app, and early next year, your Voice support will be removed from Hangouts.
And for all users in the U. A few years ago, the idea was to move Hangouts users to its Allo and Duo apps and business users to Chat and Meet or whatever they were called back then. Classic Hangouts will hang in there a bit longer.