Google brings another important new feature to Hangouts Chat, but only on Android

Google brings another important new feature to Hangouts Chat, but only on Android
Google has just announced that its not yet defunct Hangouts Chat service is getting a brand new feature that should have been available a long time ago – the ability to delete a conversation history. The update that adds this new function is already live on Android, but not on other platforms, at least for the time being.

As Google mentions, the latest version of Hangouts Chat allows users to delete conversation history of 1:1 direct messages. Moreover, the Mountain View company confirms that these deletions will apply to 1:1 conversations between classic Hangouts and Hangouts Chat in both directions.

There's one other thing that you should bear in mind – you'll only be deleting your copy of the conversation history, which means other users will still be able to see the chat.

According to developers, the full rollout of the new feature will take a few days starting on March 11, so be patient if you don't see it on your device yet. Also, the ability to delete 1:1 conversation history of direct messages will be available on all platforms, not just on Android.

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6 Comments

1. Mike88

Posts: 88; Member since: Mar 05, 2019

Only on Android?? It's coz no one use their crap apps on iphone. Google apps are the worst apps in the world, they try hard to copy apple apps but fail big time. There are security concerns also...

2. Man_Utd

Posts: 154; Member since: Feb 03, 2015

Thanks for the laugh. What a nut job!

4. jmill75

Posts: 122; Member since: Jul 22, 2009

Um said no one ever... Even the most die hard Apple fans have multiple Google apps on their phone. In fact, most would agree that Google apps often times work better on the iPhone. Not sure what you are drinking this morning.

5. Mike88

Posts: 88; Member since: Mar 05, 2019

I'm an iPhone user and has no Google app except YouTube so you can imagine many users like me

7. BlackhawkFlys

Posts: 899; Member since: May 07, 2014

Lols.... Apple maps..

6. ibap

Posts: 865; Member since: Sep 09, 2009

The only real question - if they are getting rid of Hangouts, as they have been threatening, why add any feature?

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