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[Update: Delayed for Fi users] Here’s when Google plans to shut down Hangouts for all users

Google on Thursday provided an update for users who still rely on Hangouts to chat with friends and family. The search giant said in the first half of 2021, Hangouts users will be migrated to a free version of Google Chat — the Slack and Discord competitor currently available to enterprise users. Google will automatically migrate...

Group conversations from Hangouts will soon appear in Google Chat

If you use Hangouts for group conversations, some important changes will be implemented in the coming weeks. The changes come on the heels of a much larger initiative, which will see Google eventually replace Hangouts with Chat by the first half of 2021. Google on Monday said group conversations in Hangouts will begin to appear in...

Google Chat now lets you pin conversations and schedule Google Calendar events

More and more people are relying on services like Google Chat to stay in touch. Whether you’re keeping in contact with family or collaborating with a team for work, Chat has become a critical part of Google’s suite of services, and new updates are making it even better.The first change is the ability to pin...

Google Chat will default to unthreaded chat rooms to eliminate the confusing mess

Google Chat is about to change the way it organizes conversations. Following criticism that threaded conversations are confusing, Google has confirmed that newly created rooms will soon be unthreaded by default. According to a posting in the Google Workplace blog, the change will kick in on all rooms created after November 16th. Google notes, however,...

Gmail for Android prepares to add Search Chips for filtering Chat messages

Google introduced a new feature in Gmail called "Search Chips" earlier this year in February. The feature added clickable search suggestions in Gmail for G Suite users, making search filters a whole lot easier to use. A couple of months after the initial release, Google rolled out Search Chips in Gmail for consumers. While the...

Gmail prepares to let you opt out of personalizing other Google services

Given how important email has become in our day-to-day lives, it's important that you sign up with an email service that you can trust. Most people are using free email services like Gmail, and it's thanks to Gmail's huge userbase that Google is able to collect massive amounts of aggregated data on our email habits....

Google rolls out Google Meet, Chat, and Rooms tabs in Gmail for G Suite customers

Google has a lot of different tools for staying productive while working from home, including Meet, Chat, and Rooms. Now, the search giant is adding tabs for each service inside the Gmail app, but only for G Suite customers at this time. Google announced the rollout for the new Meet, Chat, and Rooms tabs in a...

[Update: Official] Google is preparing to integrate Docs, Chat, and Meet more deeply with Gmail

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed a lot of things in the technology world. Video calling, for example, became a much more popular feature in a blink of an eye. Companies have been scrambling to adjust to the new demands and we've seen Google do a lot of shuffling with its messaging platforms. Last month, Google...

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...