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Google started signing out free accounts from Hangouts on Android and iOS

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Last year, Google set up retirement plans for classic Hangouts for all users. At the time, a giant search said free Hangouts users would be migrated to the free version of Google Chat in the first half of 2021. As promised, Google has now started signing up for free accounts from Hangouts, marking another step towards service migration and inevitable end.

According to a 9to5Google report that Hangouts users on Android and iOS are starting to see information within the app that tells them to switch to Google Chat. Google has been slowly killing various aspects of Hangouts over the past few months. But this is the latest major step since Google announced its plan to shut down the service last year.

A blue banner appears at the top of the Hangouts app, “Hangouts is being replaced by Google Chat”. It also displays the “Switch to Chat in Gmail” button. When you click on it, it takes you out of Hangouts and takes you to the integrated Gmail Chat experience. Google claims that all of your previous Hangouts chats (June 2020) will appear in Google Chat, while the history of older chats will be made “available later.”

Once signed out, you will not receive new notifications from the Hangouts app. However, 9to5Google notes that Google is not completely shutting down the app for now as you can continue to use the mobile app by re-signing your Google Account.

A similar notification is displayed when trying to access the Hangouts web version. When you click the “Open Chat” button, you are taken to a private Google Chat web experience.

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New Samsung Contacts app update available for Galaxy devices

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Samsung Contacts app update

Samsung has rolled out a new update for its Contacts app, bringing the version up to 14.7.52. The new update is available for Galaxy devices with a 22.88MB package on the Galaxy Store.

The fresh update applies the latest stabilization patch to enhance the app’s performance. It also brings general enhancements to the app’s functions to ensure users have a smoother and more efficient experience.

June 2024 update of the Samsung Contacts app is expected to eliminate the minor bugs and glitches that some users reported to further polish the app’s stability. However, it does not contain any new features or changes.

The update is now available for download on compatible Galaxy devices. Samsung encourages all users to install the latest version via Galaxy Store to take advantage of the improved functionalities.

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Samsung Health app June 2024 update rolling out to One UI devices

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Samsung Health app June 2024 update

June 2024 is going on and Samsung has rolled out a new update for its Health app to version 6.27.0.121. With a package size of 139.84MB, the update aims to enhance the app’s functionality and resolve any existing issues.

Samsung Health app is one of the important tools for managing personal health and fitness. With this new update, users can expect an enhanced experience, with improvements that make the app more user-friendly and efficient.

The update also fixes some issues that users encountered in the previous version. By addressing issues and enhancing functions, Samsung ensures that users have a reliable and efficient tool.

Users are encouraged to download the latest update to take advantage of the improved features and enhanced stability. They can install the June 2024 update of the Samsung Health app through the Galaxy Store or download it directly from the third-party app source link mentioned here.

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Samsung Wallet launches flight, bus, movies and events ticket bookings in India

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Samsung Wallet is upgrading in India with the ability to let you book flight, bus, movies, and event tickets. The company is collaborating with Paytm to offer new payments and financial services through the Samsung Wallet app in the country.

You can start using newly added features to Samsung Wallet app in India. You just need to update the app to its latest version through the Galaxy Store. Since the rollout is taking place gradually, a phone restart should increase the chances of immediate implementation.

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Galaxy smartphone users using the Paytm app for flight, bus and movie bookings and the Paytm Insider app for event bookings, will be able to add their tickets directly to Samsung Wallet using the ‘Add to Samsung Wallet’ functionality.

Here’s another surprise. The company confirmed that exciting discount offers of up to INR 1150 on first bookings across the newly launched services.

Samsung Wallet India

Paytem-Samsung collaboration is aimed at improving consumers’ convenience. Both companies aim to offer seamless access to Paytm’s suite of services, including flight and bus bookings, movies ticket purchases, and event bookings, all integrated within the Samsung Wallet in India.

Samsung Wallet is a popular mobile tap-and-pay solution in India. MX Business executive Madhur Chaturvedi said that these features allow Galaxy smartphone users to easily purchase bus and airline tickets, as well as movie and event tickets, without needing to switch between multiple apps.

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