Google Hangouts will soon be replaced by its successors Hangouts Meet and Hangouts Chat. These apps are already available for download, but only corporate customers can register.
Nevertheless, Google seems to be in a hurry to sweep its private customers out of the dying classic Hangouts. Now it’s Smartwatch owners’ turn.
“Hangouts on Wear OS by Google devices will no longer be available for download from the Google Play Store.
If you already have the Hangouts app installed on your watch, you will still be able to view message lists, send and receive messages, get notifications.
If you are a current hangout user on Wear OS by Google, you can still access the app until you perform a factory reset on your watch or if you manually uninstall the app on your device.”
So, if having Hangouts on your smartwatch is important to you, treat that app with kid gloves; once it’s off your watch it’s gone for good.