GOOGLE CHAT Posts on XDA

Google Chat is now available as a Progressive Web App

Google has a long tumultuous relationship with messaging apps and its latest fling is with Google Chat. Previously known as Hangouts Chat, Google Chat is the company's Slack-like team communication platform for G Suite users. It's not to be confused with "Classic" Hangouts or the long-dead "GChat." Google is now releasing an updated desktop client...

Google Chat will soon let customers see conversations from Hangouts

It's been a long and twisting road for Google Hangouts. Launched in 2013, the service was an instant favorite with Android users and the SMS integration won over even more users. Nowadays, the Hangouts brand is split into a "Classic" version for consumers and the G Suite version was renamed to Google Chat. There is some...

Google’s messaging and communication apps are now led by a single team

If you are a person who follows technology news, you're likely familiar with Google's messaging problem. The company has launched many messaging services and several of these attempts have ended up abandoned, merged into different services, or rebranded. Google has repeatedly stated that they're aware of this issue and they're trying to clean things up....

Google Meet video conferencing now available for free for everybody

Hangouts is among the few Google apps that remained elusive of Google's impulse to kill apps. For quite a few years now, Google has been signaling its desire to shut down Hangouts but instead of an abrupt end, the tech giant is simply rebranding Hangouts and giving it a corporate tough by splitting it into...

Google rebrands Hangouts Chat to just “Google Chat”

Google's confusing usage of the "Hangouts" branding for enterprise G Suite products has officially come to an end. After Hangouts Meet was renamed to simply "Google Meet," the Hangouts Chat service is now similarly named "Google Chat." Surprising to no one, this is yet another confusing move in Google's history with messaging services. The Hangouts chat...

Android Messages tests integration with Google Assistant

Google has been trying to push the Google Assistant as much as possible. It was first available in Google Allo a couple of years ago, but it has since made its way to the Google Home and other apps. Google is now integrating Google Assistant into Android Messages with suggested messages. This is going to work similarly to...

US Congress unhappy with Google’s deal with Huawei over RCS

With the United States government's ever-evolving war on Chinese-based companies, Google's deal with Huawei over RCS has now come under scrutiny. Congressmen are unhappy about the deal, people close to the matter confirmed to The Wall Street Journal. Google joined with Huawei earlier this year to preinstall Android Messages with RCS support on all Huawei...