Google can close your Hangouts chat for users until 2020. The company will leave only the enterprise version of Hangouts and video chat Meet: they will continue to work within the platform G Suite.
The company assured that the decision about closing the app has not yet been adopted and the service will be available to all users. However, according to the newspaper “9to5google”, after a review of the company they received another confirmation from a source close to the company, the closure of the service.
We will remind, in October, Google announced the closure of Google+ social network for users: the service will stop working in August 2019. The decision was taken after a massive data breach within the service. Users have noticed that Google News is too quickly “eats” the traffic.