1. Vilagamer999

    Vilagamer999 GBAtemp Regular
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    https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2019/01/the-great-google-hangouts-shutdown-begins-october-2019/
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  2. ThoD

    ThoD GBATemp Addict (apparently), but more like "bored"
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    That's a pity honestly... Hangouts Chat as it is at this point is absolute shit, while other video calling platforms are even worse such as Skype not retaining proper message histories and only saving them system-side (meaning using the same account on another PC will almost always make all messages unavailable and just show the chats empty) or Discord which connects to a regional server instead of a central one (meaning one of the people will always have crap ping, especially if people have slow connections, on top of needing to install the stupid app to use most features while Hangouts/Skype work fully through browser)...

    Oh well, time to find alternatives...
     
  3. Jiehfeng

    Jiehfeng a.k.a, Your Maitreya
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    Google has some kind of weird virus of shutting down everything.
     
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  4. Vilagamer999

    Vilagamer999 GBAtemp Regular
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    Honestly what is sad its all the old conversations with friends I’ll probably never see again deleted as if it never happened...
     
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    It's been a browser plugin for some time now
     
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    I had no clue people actually used google hangouts
     
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    ThoD GBATemp Addict (apparently), but more like "bored"
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    You name one good alternative for video calls... And by that I mean one that doesn't randomly delete chat history, doesn't have shit ping and one that can be used even with bad connection (hangouts lets you lower quality on the spot for less lag, which no other video calling option offers to my knowledge).

    Also, the appeal of hangouts was that you could have it fully functional while on Gmail, so you wouldn't have to go back and forth and instead have everything in the same place. Plus, an ENORMOUS bonus thing is that integrated in it is Google Calls which lets you call actual phone numbers all over the world either for free or dirt cheap, so great for people who make a lot of international calls (also, you only need internet, so screw paying companies for call packages and shit).
     
  9. jt_1258

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    If I want to see a person when talking to them I'll meet them in person. I guess that explains why I have never known anything about the video call side of things...my laptop's camera can only handle 480p 30 fps in 4:3 at best so it's not like this would have ever came to light as an issue anyway XD
     
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    ThoD GBATemp Addict (apparently), but more like "bored"
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    I'd see them in person too if I had 1000€ and the time to travel to the US/Australia/Japan and back every single day... My camera's pretty shitty too, but it's better than nothing and both I and the people I call with like to be able to see the other person.
     
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    ThoD GBATemp Addict (apparently), but more like "bored"
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    Found him almost instantly because of the mustache:rofl2:

    More memes I feel like I've posted before...
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  15. jahrs

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    My only issue is that wings are part of the body and also are known to have feathers on them so it should have fluffy wings
     
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    *sad shovelware noises*
     
  17. Megadriver94

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    Sure, but Healthcare being free doesn't mean its going to be of good quality, not to mention that the funding will have to come from somewhere.
     
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    ThoD GBATemp Addict (apparently), but more like "bored"
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    Funding comes from taxes, as in that thing people in the US pay too (except for some reason it all goes to military)... and paid healthcare isn't guaranteed to be good or bad either.
     
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    This is the meme box, not the random subjects box.
     
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