As of March 2022, Google is in the process of shutting down Google Hangouts. Google’s intended replacement for Google Hangouts is Google Chat.
As of March 2022, the UW Google service team disabled Google Chat because of issues related to:
- data management
- data retention capabilities
The UW Google service team will continue to press Google on resolving the above issues. Unfortunately, we cannot offer an estimate for when the issues will be resolved by Google.
Alternatives to using Google Chat with a UW Google account include: