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Google details plan to replace Hangouts with free version of Chat in 2021

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...

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...

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...