Google says goodbye to Hangouts
Google will prioritize to Google Duo and Google Allo. The two communication applications have functions similar to the previous application, although each of them separately. We have Google Allo, which is a messaging app in the purest style WhatsApp. And we have Google Duo which is a video calling application very similar to FaceTime. In fact, the goal of the app is to be a direct rival to FaceTime. Although with the advantage of being available for both Android and iOS.
Of course, it does not make much sense that they exist Google Allo and Google Duo, and at the same time Hangouts. And it is not going to be like that, because Hangouts is losing more and more relevance. Now Google is shutting down the Hangouts APIs that were previously available. Thanks to these API third-party applications could interact with the application. Although Hangouts will continue to work and we can continue to use it to communicate for now, there will be fewer functions that it will have. Developers will no longer be able to integrate Hangouts on their platforms or interact with this app.
In general, it is not a big problem, since it is not that Google has withdrawn all the options for its communication apps, but that developers will simply have to use the APIs to Google Allo and Google Duo, this being more of a transition.
One more step towards Google Allo and Google Duo
In reality, this is just one more step until the two communication applications become the standard of the company. Something similar happened when Hangouts It was no longer included among the apps that had to be installed together with the other Google Apps, and this was replaced by Google Allo. Apparently, in the medium term, the destiny of Hangouts is to disappear permanently.