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Google is killing off Hangouts on Air in September

Submitted by The Verge on August 15, 2016 - 5:56pm

Google has announced that Hangouts on Air — the live-streaming service once used by Barack Obama and Pope Francis — will be mostly discontinued next month. A new post over at Google's YouTube support page lays out the details for Hangouts on Air users, who will have to use YouTube Live to handle all their live-streaming needs starting September 12th. That includes events that were already scheduled for after that date, too.

Google’s post features a walkthrough of how users will be able to start, schedule, and control live streams after the switchover. The company also calls out a few specific features of Hangouts on Air that are being left behind. The native Q&A feature, which was part of the bedrock of Hangouts on Air, is being...

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