Google Swipes Left on Dating App Company
Google Swipes: Google announced today that it would be winding down support for its Hangouts messaging app. The news comes as no surprise, given Google’s previous statements about the future of the service. The company has been working to move its Hangouts users over to Allo and Duo, its new messaging apps that integrate with Google Assistant.
This trend also focuses on Google Cloud Platform (GCP) enterprise applications. For example, the G Suite platform now includes Gmail for business users who want email encryption and other security features not available elsewhere. It also houses built-in collaboration tools like Docs, Sheets, and Slides, along with tools like Drive storage space for all your files in the cloud.
Google Swipes Left on Dating App Company Match Group
Google has announced that it will be pulling out of the dating app market, which will have far-reaching consequences for Match Group, one of the leading providers in this space. This is not surprising given Google’s previous decisions to exit other industries such as robotics and self-driving cars.
While Google may take pride in its technological prowess, it appears that it cannot compete with more nimble startups in making money. For example, even though Tinder was launched years after OkCupid and Match Group’s other dating apps (like PlentyOfFish), it has already surpassed them in terms of active users by more than 10 million people—a gap that will only continue to widen given Tinder’s popularity among younger demographics who are less likely to use traditional search engines or social media platforms like Facebook or Twitter.
The news that Google is pulling back from Hangouts comes as a surprise. Earlier this month,
The company announced Monday that Google had pulled back from its Hangouts service.
The news is surprising, as Google had just launched a new dating app called Allo and partnered with Match Group, which owns Tinder and OkCupid, among others. “Going forward,” wrote Hangouts product manager Justin Uberti in a blog post, “the practical use cases for Hangouts are increasingly limited.”
Hangouts will become part of G Suite (the company’s suite of productivity apps), where it’ll be available as a business service only. The impact on individual users shouldn’t be significant: You’ll still be able to message using your phone number or email address across Gmail, Messenger, and other apps owned by Google.
As part of the rollout, Google also introduced Allo, a messaging app with a built-in assistant that can help users plan dates.
Also, the other messaging app launched by Google this week is a chat app with a built-in assistant that can help users plan dates by Google Swipes. As part of the rollout, Google also introduced Allo, a messaging app with a built-in assistant that can help users plan dates and make reservations.
The new feature is called “Smart Replies,” It works much like Google’s existing suggested reply feature in Gmail: It lets you respond to messages instantly by selecting three options on the screen.
[Match Group] will continue offering those services through their new dating platform and Tinder app for iOS and Android devices.
Match Group is a famous dating app company owned by IAC. Match Group owns Tinder, OkCupid, Match.com, and Plenty of Fish, among others. In their announcement yesterday that they are acquiring Hinge and The Grade Dating app company, they stated that
“[Match Group] will continue offering those services through their new dating platform and Tinder app for iOS and Android devices.”
In an interview about the changes with Bloomberg, Patrick Pichette, vice president of global marketing for Google Cloud,
In an interview about the changes with Bloomberg, Patrick Pichette, vice president of global marketing for Google Cloud, said that the company was looking to focus on enterprise customers.
“Clients wanted more security and compliance features so they could meet their needs as businesses. We have fewer resources than Facebook or other big players that are building out their core products right now.”
Earlier this summer, we learned that Google was moving Hangouts into G Suite, and today, we learned more details.
Today, we were surprised to learn that Google was moving Hangouts into G Suite.
Earlier this summer, we learned that Hangouts would be included as part of a new version of G Suite, and today we learned more details about what’s happening.
In 2020, Google will move all users from the Hangouts product to Cloud Video Conferencing (CVC). This is a good thing for both consumers and businesses because it means you’ll get video meetings at no cost for up to 10 meeting attendees per month, which is significantly cheaper than other services like Zoom with its $49/month plan or Cisco Spark with its $39/month plan.
It’s been a busy summer for Google. In addition to the launch of Allo and Duo, Google has also announced that it will be sunsetting Google Hangouts in 2020 and moving users over to G Suite, which includes the new apps. As part of the rollout, Google also introduced Allo, a messaging app with a built-in assistant that can help users plan dates by Google Swipes.