Google Talk, Still remembering that? If you were a fan of Google Talk services in Gmail, here is a bad news for you. Google is planning to shut down all the Google Talk services in the Gmail on June 26. Although it was a popular messaging platform, the new decision of Google won’t affect many people. Because Google Talk doesn’t have a good user base in the Gmail at this time.
Don’t worry, Google is advising the users to use the Hangouts chat client instead. Cool? No. Many of the users don’t like the Hangouts, but there is no other way for this. Google launched the Hangouts in Gmail in 2013 and it was the beginning of the end for the older Talk service. If you are still using the old Google Talk Android app, which was replaced with Hangouts in 2013 in the Google Play Store, that app will now stop working.
In a blog post, Google stated:
“Talk users within Gmail will receive a prompt in the next few weeks, inviting them to switch to Hangouts. After June 26, users will be automatically transitioned to Hangouts, unless contractual commitments apply. For users that preferred the Google Talk look, there is a Dense Roster setting in Hangouts that provides a similar experience.”