Google to Shut Down Hangouts API on April 25

Google has just announced that it decided to shut down Hangouts API starting April 25, 2017. This means that all applications using the Hangouts API will no longer work after the date.

In a post on the Hangouts API platform, Google announced that it would retire the Google+ Hangouts API, which allows developers to create apps for the older version of Hangouts video calls. The API was initially developed to support social experiences for end-users, as part of Google+. However, Hangouts is now changing and Google wants the app to focus on enterprise consumption more.

“We understand this will impact developers who have invested in our platform. We have carefully considered this change and believe that the latest updates allow us to give our users a more targeted Hangouts desktop video experience going forward,” Google said in a post.

A small number of apps will continue to function

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