Google is discontinuing Google+ Hangouts On Air on September 12, pushes users to YouTube Live

Google today quietly announced that Google+ Hangouts On Air will no longer be available on September 12. Four weeks from now, Google users will be asked to use YouTube Live instead.

Google first debuted the livestreaming feature for its Hangouts group video chat on Google+ back in September 2011, though it was only available to select performers and celebrities. Google started making Hangouts On Air available to all its users in May 2012, and completed the rollout a month later. But then in May 2013, Google debuted YouTube Live, which also gradually became available to more and more users.

Now Google has finally decided to consolidate the two. After September 12, you won’t be able to schedule a new Hangouts On Air via Google+. Existing events scheduled to happen after September 12 will also have to be moved to YouTube Live.