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|Initial release||May 15, 2013|
|Platform||Android, Chrome OS, iOS, Google Chrome or any browser compatible with Google Chrome Extensions, Web platform|
Google Hangouts is a communication software product developed by Google. Originally a feature of Google+, Hangouts became a stand-alone product in 2013, when Google also began integrating features from Google+ Messenger and Google Talk into Hangouts. In 2017, Google began developing Hangouts into a product aimed at enterprise communication. Hangouts is now part of the G Suite line of products and consists of two primary products: Google Hangouts Meet and Google Hangouts Chat. Google has also begun integrating features of Google Voice, its IP telephony product, into Hangouts, stating that Hangouts is designed to be "the future" of Voice. Google will shut down the classic G Suite version of Hangouts in June 2020 (being replaced by Hangouts Meet and Hangouts Chat), but will continue to support the consumer version of classic Hangouts.