The Most Frequent Google Hangouts Issues and Methods to Repair Them

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Google has just lately began shutting down the primary capabilities of its Hangouts service, particularly its messaging and voice calling options. For those who’ve just lately seen that these options are not accessible to you or are restricted in Hangouts, right here’s what that you must learn about the way to transition from Hangouts to different communication providers that may nonetheless help you keep involved together with your family and friends.

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I can’t make calls in any respect

Google just lately shut down the Google Voice integration that made voice calling in Hangouts attainable, which implies you may’t place telephone calls from Hangouts anymore. At the moment, you’ll have to arrange and use a Google Voice account to make telephone calls. For those who’ve by no means used a Google Voice account earlier than, try our information on the way to arrange a Voice account in your smartphone.

While you arrange your new Voice account (or select to make use of an current one), it is best to keep in mind the next: Previous messages from Hangouts ought to nonetheless seem in Voice, and it is best to be capable to use your Voice quantity for voicemails, texts, and calls (together with home and worldwide calls made both through your cellular gadget or net browser). If desired, Google says you may export your Hangouts information till July 2021.

You may entry Voice through a cellular app (iOS or Android) or a net app.

I can’t ship a message from my laptop

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Together with the shutdown of voice calling in Hangouts, messaging has additionally been affected by Google’s latest modifications to the platform. Whereas you should still be capable to ship chat messages to different Google accounts through Hangouts — we examined this in April 2021, and for now, chatting with different Google accounts seems to nonetheless work in Hangouts — textual content messaging from Hangouts is a unique story, and like voice calling, you’ll now want Google Voice to ship a textual content message.

Ultimately, nonetheless, Hangout’s remaining chat messaging performance might also be on the chopping block sooner or later. In accordance with 9to5Google, Google has already begun rolling out a preview model of Google Chat, a messaging app that seems to be a substitute for Hangouts messaging.

For those who’d moderately simply go forward and begin utilizing Google Chat as a substitute, you need to use it through the online or its cellular apps (iOS or Android).

Different messaging and calling providers

It’s attainable that after the entire modifications Hangouts is present process, you could simply need to use a very totally different service altogether on your messaging and calling wants. Listed below are a couple of of our guides that will help you get began with utilizing different providers:

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