Google has killed a few of their projects that I really have liked over the years, and the latest rumor was that Hangouts was going away. Google Allo and Dua are their latest messaging product that is aimed toward business, but for now they say, Hangouts will stick around for the consumer market. I'm not holding my breath, and since they un-merged SMS and Hangouts, it's all been downhill from there.
In case you were still scratching your head over yesterday’s announcements from Google about the new direction for Hangouts, we have some additional info to offer that will save your scalp from bleeding. In short, Hangouts for consumers will still apparently be a thing (for now), while Allo is (for now) around for the “long, long run.”Source: Droid-Life Click here to read this article!