The previous version of Google Hangouts is almost on its way out. With updates taking place, including one on March 16th, 2020. The app allows people to talk on their phones or computers through various methods like video chat or conferencing, or even keeping the entire thing text-based if they wish to do so. This is great for keeping people connected through all the times that they go through.
Why this has been done?
You will not be able to share your location if you use Google Hangouts on Android (which was previously not available on iOS or Windows)— the button was removed with the most recent March 16th update. The update also included Hangouts 32.0, which promised to make no other changes, at least visually. Google might try and collaborate with Google Maps with the app, however, hopes are low for something like that. The old way of sharing a location was pretty old fashioned, and definitely not Google’s best.
Google announces Hangouts Premium Features Free Until July 1st, 2020
Due to the pandemic novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19. Google has decided to make Hangouts premium features free until July 1st, 2020. This has been done so as to help people. And thus they can use this premium platform as a substitute while they practice social distancing. The app can also help people learn, work and do more through its interactive features. Some of which include up to 250 people per conference call, live streaming to up to 100,000 viewers, and being able to record meetings and thus save them to Google Drive.