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Google Chat will replace classic Hangouts for workspace users in March 2022

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Google is all set to switch classic Hangouts to Google Chat for workspace users in March 2022. Since October 2019, Google was planning to migrate Classic Hangouts to Chat, but the multi-stage program didn’t start until 2020.

According to Google, it is not viable to opt-out of the change. But, it added that hangouts.google.com will continue to work but apps will be disabled for both Android and iOS. However, the users need not worry about chat history because Google already pushed chat records (history) to Google Chat.

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Now, Google is now ready to move the last step for migration. This change is only for affecting Workspace users and there is an indication that free personal Google Accounts doesn’t get affected by it.

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For your information, it’s a big shift in messaging app strategy, when users visit Classic Hangouts in mobile apps they will be directed to Chat. Except for a few cases, all the conversation history from Hangouts will be available in Chat:

  • If the association’s admin console setting is yet ‘Chat and classic Hangouts’ an automated upgrade domain ‘Chat preferred’ will appear over three weeks beginning March 2022.
  • Organizations that have ‘Classic Hangouts only’ will catch the migration over five-week from the 4th of April.

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Classic Hangouts:

Make a one-to-one conversation or group chat with your gang and share emojis, photos, and GIFs. Classic Hangouts helped to keep in touch with one person or group. Google decided to replace it, which means when people visit Classic Hangouts in Gmail they will be directed to Google chats.

Google Chat:

Google Chat is available in personal Google accounts. You can turn it on in Gmail settings to experience its features. You can message a person or group in this app, in the same way, you do in Hangouts. Maybe you are not allowed to open Classic Hangouts in Gmail.

(Source- 9to5Google)

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Google Play Store 31.2.23 version is ready for download

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Google has recently published a new Play Store app version 31.2.23 for Android smartphones. This update improves the overall user expererince as well as Play Store’s inner features.

If your Google Play Store doesn’t have the 31.2.23 version, then don’t worry, the system will automatically update your Android phone to the latest Play Store app in the background without even disturbing your ongoing tasks. However, you should know that this app update is expanding gradually and it’ll land on your Android device soon.

Play Store is an Android mobile app marketplace that not only offers mobile apps and games but also provides you with other interesting content such as movies and books and there’s also a kids section. The app has various features that help to get the app ahead of the official release under beta testing.

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Play and Games:

Google has recently announced to celebrate #WeArePlay which will share the stories of people and businesses behind Google Play apps and games and how they’re impacting users around the world.

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Learn more about We are Play here.

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Get latest Google Play Store 31.1.20 update

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Google has started receiving a new Play Store version 31.1.20 update for the Android smartphones, which brings some general fixes and improvements to boost Google Play Store platform.

In addition, the update further emphasizes the application’s in-store performance to deliver you a better user experience. Particularly updating the Google Play Store over the latest 31.1.20 version gives you prompter access to the Android applications.

All you need you to lift the 25.31 MB of installation weight to enjoy the new and smooth functioning of the Google Play Store. However, the update doesn’t have any new and noticeable changes and features.

To download the latest version of the Google Play Store on your Android phone:

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Firstly open the, now at the top right, tap the profile icon, click on the Settings then About, and then Play Store Version. You will get pop-up messages to show whether your Play Store is up to date or not, tap on Got it and if an update is available, it will automatically download and install in a few minutes.

Or get Google Play Store 31.1.20 update directly via APKMirror 

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Google Play Store:

Google Play Store is a platform that delivers you a package of your entertainment including games, apps, movies Books, and more. There you will find some paid and unpaid applications, you just go with your convenience to entertain yourself.

Moreover, Google Play Store is an online app market that let users find and download applications, also it has some other functions too, like kids mode, getting a refund for the paid app, joining the Beta app before its stable release, and more, if your unaware with such a feature then must read: Try these 5 hidden Google Play Store tips 

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Try these 5 hidden Google Play Store tips 

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For some, Google Play Store is known as just a platform to deliver apps and more but it’s not limited to that, it is packed with some amazing features that enhance your experience with the app to operation and functioning.

Well, today we enlisted some amazing and hidden tips from the Google Play Store that you might be aware of if you aren’t familiar with them. Below you can check the feature that you should try on Google Play Store.

Get a refund for paid apps

It happened some time that we purchase the Google Play Store application without knowing much about it, and regret after. But did you know you can make a refund for the paid app on the Google Play Store?

Google Play Store offers a refund for a valid reason with a fast and straightforward process. All you need to fill Google Play refund form within 48 hours after purchasing the app you have to request it.

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On the other hand music, movies and books may offer a longer refund, also you can contact the developer.

Unlock Early Access and apps Beta program:

The applications Beta programs will give you a kind of kick and it offers you a chance to judge the app’s functioning and review your experience. The upcoming app that generating a lot of buzz but hasn’t been released to the public at the moment.

With the beta program you can try them out ahead of time, just check if it’s available as an early access app. You can access compatible and available beta apps via the for you tab, for you can directly search for ‘Apps and development’, and the result shows you the list of available beta apps that recommend for you.

We must suggest you try this for one you might love this and but all you need to care about the app might be buggy, poorly optimizes ad prone to crashes, just read all the applications before going ahead with its beta program.

Prevent kids from installing apps:

Well kids now a day are heavily attracted to playing video games on mobile phones and denying them is become another problem for the mother, but here we come up with a solution for your to percent them from installing the new app from your mobile.

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Google Play is offering a Parental mode for such situations you can use it in some easy steps:

  • Open Google Play Store
  • Click on your profile icon

  • Then settings
  • Now family option

  • From here turn on the parental control and set a PIN

  • Customize the control for each content type

Bookmark App:

If you like some have but are not interested to install them at the moment you can add them to your wishlist, doing that you can easily check the change and improvements of the app and install it anytime without searching for it.

  • Open the Google Play Store
  • Select the app you want to add wishlist

  • Move to wishlist

Disable Auto-Updates for Certain apps:

Occasionally wake up knowing that the app has been updated overnight, but experience the new version is worse than earlier. Other apps push updates every few days, which is really annoying and eating your data. You can turn them in such an easy way.

  • Open the Google Play Store
  • Click on the profile icon
  • Tap on Manage apps and devices
  • Then Updates available
  • Click on the app you want to disable the Auto-update

  • Open the three dots top on the screen

  • Enable or disable the auto-update
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