Google Shuts Down Hangouts API on April 25

Google has just announced that it decided to shut down Hangouts API starting April 25, 2017.

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+.

“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.

he reports also mentions that a few apps will continue to function past April 25, including DialPad and RingCentral apps for dialing into a call or integration with Slack, another enterprise communications tool.

In addition, Hangouts on Air broadcasting tools, like Toolbox, Control Room, and Cameraman will continue to run.

Users of apps containing the Hangouts API will receive a notice informing them that the app will no longer work after April 25.