Google’s Hangouts On Air To Be Absorbed Into YouTube Live Next Month

By 10:44 Wed, 04 Aug 2021 Comments

Hangouts on Air was introduced to the internet in 2012 when it introduced a recent suite of features for Hangouts. Remember, at this time, where was less than a handful of platforms or apps that offered a live streaming video platform.

There are now more popular streaming services like Periscope and Facebook Live that left Hangouts on Air with declining participation becautilize Hangouts on Air was missing a mobile app to accompany its web-based interface.

Google has outlined exactly how the service will continue to exist by becoming absorbed into YouTube Live. The Q&A feature will unfortunately be discontinued and replaced by Google’ Slides feature of the same name. Alternatively, Google says you can “utilize various social media platforms to gather questions ahead of the event”.

With that tone, it sounds like Google has completely given up on Hangouts on Air without so much as a mobile app . But at the same time, perhaps Google is now focusing its energy on re-branding its messaging platform with its recent incoming Allo and Duo messaging platforms which were both announced at Google I/O this year and assumed to come later this year.

Hangouts was remarkable in the beginning, but the experience over time became stale and inconsistent. Also, strangely, Hangouts brought some recent features like video-messaging to the iOS version of the app much earlier than the Android counterpart.

Are you excited about Google’s recent Allo and Duo messaging platforms? Let us know in the comments!

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