Google Hangouts is a communications service that allows you to initiate or participate in text, voice, or video chats. Hangouts are built into Google+, Gmail, and mobile Hangouts apps. It offers various features to enhance collaboration and communication.
Hold impromptu video meetings on the go.
Participate in virtual training classes from around the world.
Exchange chat or messages with multiple people across the globe.
Hangouts still exists but will strictly be used for text based chat and phone calls. Hangouts Meet will be a dedicated video conferencing app instead of being part of classic Hangouts. After August 13, 2018 Calendar events will include options to create Meet meetings and all classic Hangouts links will become inactive.