Back up your Google Hangouts data before it’s gone forever

Google is laying down Hangouts, the company’s chat app, and replacing it with a new messaging app. Hangouts has been on the chopping block since 2019 and will be replaced by Google Chat. Since then, the company started asking people to migrate to the new platform.

If you’ve been using Hangouts for a long time, it’s a good idea to download your data for future reference. Google’s stated that most of your data transfers seamlessly to Google Chat. However, some parts of conversations may be lost during data transfer. So why leave it to Google to potentially lose vital parts of your important conversations with friends, family or business colleagues?