Classic Hangouts is being replaced by Google Chat. If you use Google Chat, visit the Google Chat help center.

Switch from classic Hangouts to a new text messaging app

If you used classic Hangouts as your SMS & MMS text message app, switch to the Voice app if you use Google Voice, or to another text message app to continue to send and receive text messages with Google Fi. 

Important: If you get a notification that says, "Your Hangouts phone call history will be deleted soon," check back in a few days and sign up for Google Voice. The process to delete Hangouts phone call history will occur through September 2021. Learn more about changes to Hangouts with Google Voice.

Get a new text message app for Google Fi

If you used Google Fi to text message in classic Hangouts, you can either use an existing text app on your phone or:

Move your text messaging to Google Voice

If you used Google Voice to text message in classic Hangouts, you can:

  • Go to to manage your text messages.
  • For mobile, open the Voice app and tap on the "Messages" tab.
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