G Suite users can continue to use Hangouts at least until June next year. Google is postponing the end of the chat service, which was scheduled for early October, by almost a year.

Google actually wants users to migrate to Hangouts Chat (chat and collaboration) and Hangouts Meet (videoconferencing). Although these services offer the same functionality and more than the classic Hangouts, users are not yet ready to make the switch.

We have heard from many of you feedback that you want to have more time to migrate your organizations from classic Hangouts to Hangouts Chat, Google writes in a blog post. As a result, we are officially postponing the final transition date until no earlier than June 2020.

Faster transition

Normally, that final transition date was scheduled for the beginning of October this year. Companies that want to complete the migration faster anyway, can sign up for the Accelerated Transition Program. This will disable the classic Hangouts and migrate all users to Hangouts Chat. In addition, you’ll get early access to new features.

In the meantime, Google says it is working on further optimising the transfer of Hangouts group conversations to Chat, among other things. They cannot be siphoned off at the moment, so they have to be created again.

We will also announce in advance as soon as we have a more definitive date, please let the company know finally.

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