last year we launched hangouts with extras as a way to preview certain features (like screensharing and google docs). since then we've graduated nearly all of these extras to hangouts proper, and yesterday's launch of hangout apps provides even more things to do together and opportunities for developers to expand the experience.

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!
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