Get started with Hangouts – Computer – Hangouts Help

Note: In March 2017, we announced plans to evolve classic Hangouts to focus on two experiences that help bring teams together: Hangouts Chat and Hangouts Meet.

Both Chat and Meet are available today for G Suite customers and will be made available for consumer users, too.

We have not announced an official timeline for transitioning users from classic Hangouts to Chat and Meet.

We are fully committed to supporting classic Hangouts users until everyone is successfully migrated to Chat and Meet.

Source: Get started with Hangouts – Computer – Hangouts Help