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Bad News Folks, Google Hangouts Will Start to Phase Out in October

Google Hangouts loyalists, I regret to inform you that the news about your beloved communication tool is not great. Read More >>

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Gchat Is Dead, You’ll Have to Hangout in the Future

As part of Google’s ever-confusing plethora of apps, Gchat was a service that managed to take hold because of its convenience and the fact that it was built into Gmail. Now, the service is scheduled to hit the chopping block. But don’t panic. Read More >>

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Like Video Chats But Hate Google+?

Like video chats but hate Google+? Good news: You no longer need to have Google+ to use Hangouts. Read More >>

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Outlook Users, Rejoice! A Hangouts Plugin Has Arrived!

Google just launched a plugin that lets you use Google Hangouts directly through Outlook Mail or Calendar. Get it here. [Google] Read More >>

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Google’s Hangouts Chat World Will Soon Pull in SMS Messages

Google's attempt to assimilate the communications of the world will soon take a huge step forward, with a company staff member unofficially suggesting that text messages will soon slot themselves into its Hangouts cross-platform chat suite. Read More >>

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Here’s Everything Google Unveiled Last Night at I/O

Although this year's Google I/O is all about developers and tools, Google unveiled a lot for the users too. No sign of Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie, just a 4.3 Jelly Bean update, but everything from search, chat, gaming, Maps, Music, and Google+ got a feature-filled refresh. We even got a bloat-free Samsung Galaxy S4 "Google Edition" to call our own. Here's everything Google fired out into the ether last night. Read More >>

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Google Hangouts: Unified Chat, Unlimited Reach

After taking some major steps forward earlier this week with the announcement that Google Talk support would finally be hitting Outlook, the long-anticipated Babel all-in-one chat service has finally been revealed as... Hangouts. Which yes, we already have sort of—but not like this. Read More >>

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Babel Will Simply Be Called Google Hangouts, Apparently

Word on the street is that Google's incoming unified messaging service has ditched its Babel moniker. According to a source talking to TechRadar it will hit our handsets simply called Google Hangouts, which already exists, so isn't really new, then? Oh, and that it'll be launched at Google I/O next week. [TechRadar] Read More >>