Over a long period of time, Google has introduced several features and functionalities to increase the number of users on its hangouts and GChat. Despite that, the company has struggled immensely with larger share of users opting for other services provided by companies like Microsoft and Facebook. However, a large number of Gmail users opted for Google Talk to stay in touch with people around them. But, the company has finally reached its limit as they have decided to kill off Google Talk later next month.
If you are using different services offered by Google regularly, then you might be aware that the company recently launched its cloud-based enterprise collaboration platform G-Suite and in an attempt to make it bigger, the company has decided to disable Google Talk and replace it with other services like Hangouts, G-Suite’s video, phone call, and instant messaging platform.
In a recent announcement, a representative from Google’s G-Suite team confirmed on official blog by saying, “We realize these updates may be an inconvenience, so we aimed to minimize disruption and help you navigate the changes where possible. These updates will help us focus and prioritize features that will improve the entire G Suite user experience for everyone.”
Although the official announcement came few weeks earlier, Google has been actively trying to get into the market with increased application offerings. Shortly after the announcement via the blog, Gmail users have been notified about the upcoming changes and Google is expected to introduce fully fletched alternatives in the coming weeks.