Portal 9to5Google with reference to anonymous sources told that the messaging service Hangouts, which, in April, is five years old, may be closed to users in 2020.
Despite the closure of the service, the Hangouts brand will continue to exist within enterprise applications G Suite.
In the spring of 2017, Google has removed support for SMS/MMS messages in Hangouts, and in April of this stopped the development of the messenger Allo.
The company has deployed all its resources to maintain other SMS apps — «Android» Message. Recently it has the function of «Chat», advanced search interface and updated.