Classic Hangouts is being replaced by Google Chat. If you use Google Chat, visit the Google Chat Help Centre.

Switch from classic Hangouts to a new text messaging app

If you used classic Hangouts as your SMS and MMS text messaging 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. 

Classic Hangouts is being replaced by Google Chat for everyone. You are no longer able to use classic Hangouts on most platforms. Learn about the switch from classic Hangouts to Google Chat.

Get a new text message app for Google Fi

If you used Google Fi to send text messages in classic Hangouts, you can either use an existing text app on your phone or do the following:

Move your text messaging to Google Voice

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

  • Go to voice.google.com/messages to manage your text messages.
  • For mobile, open the Voice app and tap on the 'Messages' tab.
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