السبت، 7 يناير 2017
Google is pulling the plug on the Hangouts API and third-party app support
For all the amazing work and achievements Google can credit itself in the tech realm as a whole, there is one area which has seemingly and rather inexplicably always eluded the online giant. Social efforts in all shapes and forms, including messengers and the infamous Google+ have always been a weakpoint in the chain and the current situation isn"t really that much better.
Allo and Duo seem to be center-stage in the IM package Google is currently trying to push to end users. Thus, Hangouts" faith is still quite uncertain and while Google is sticking to its promise not to retire it, it is now clear that a major course readjustment is already underway.
As part of that, the platform"s API, or at least the part used by many third-party developers will be going down on April 25. Apparently, Google intends to use Hangouts as a specialized tool for meetings and market it for enterprise use.
At the Google Horizon event in September 2016, we previewed a new experience for Hang..