Google set to retire Hangouts with Extras

Google developer Chee Chew has revealed on his Plus profile that they are working on migrating the remaining features of Hangouts with Extras to regular Hangouts so that they can retire the special edition.

Almost all the features have already been migrated. One of the few features remaining is the ability to name a hangout.

Chew said:

Looking ahead, we think it’s important to focus on the core hangouts experience — both to reduce complexity, and to release new features more quickly. So as a result, we’re going to phase out hangouts with extras over the next few weeks.

There is, of course, one major extra not yet graduated — the ability to name a hangout — rest assured we’ll bring it to hangouts proper before retiring extras completely. In the meantime, have fun hanging out!