Final Reminder: Google Hangouts will retire on November 1, 2022

October 25, 2022

As a final reminder of Hangouts’ retirement, classic Hangouts on the web will redirect to Google Chat on the web, and Hangouts will no longer be accessible beginning November 1, 2022.

According to Google, some conversations won’t automatically migrate from classic Hangouts to Chat. If you would like to keep an archive of your old conversations (including any files sent via Hangouts) in case they did not migrate from Hangouts to Chat, you can do so by using Google Takeout. You will have until January 1, 2023, to export and download your classic Hangouts data before it is purged from Google’s systems and the service is shut off.

Learn how to use Google Takeout to export and download your classic Hangouts data.