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Google Chat will replace classic Hangouts for Workspace users in a month

Google's plan to retire classic Hangouts has finally reached its final phase. The company has been slowly migrating users from Hangouts to Google Chats over the last two years, and it has finally confirmed that Chat will replace classic Hangouts for Workspace users in a month. In a recent blog post, Google revealed that it will...

Gmail’s new “integrated view” goes live for Workspace users next week

Last year Google gave us a sneak peek at a new layout for Gmail that combined Gmail, Chat, Meet, and Spaces in one space. Google has now shared when this new redesign would be available for users. In a recent post over at Google Workspace Updates, Google announced the rollout plan of Gmail’s new integrated view....

Google Chat for Android receives a new bottom bar UI

Back in August Google started signing out free Hangouts accounts on Android and iOS, marking the final nail in the coffin for the service. Google is encouraging users to switch the Google Chat which is one of the two apps that constitute the Hangouts replacement (the other being Google Meet). Over the last few months,...

Google starts signing out free Hangouts accounts on Android and iOS

Last year, Google laid out plans to retire classic Hangouts for all users. At the time, the search giant said free Hangouts users would be moved to a free version of Google Chat in the first half of 2021. As promised, Google has now started signing out free accounts from Hangouts, marking yet another step...

These are the Best Messaging Apps: WhatsApp, Telegram, Signal, and more!

Instant messaging has revolutionized the way the world works. Most of us got our first spin with it during the height of MSN Messenger from its launch in 1999. Now the rise of smartphones has changed the way instant messaging works again. However, there's not a single, one-size-fits-all solution for messaging just yet. There are...

Google Chat makes it easier to search your messages

It's about to get a whole lot easier to search through your messages in Google Chat, thanks to the introduction of new "Search Chips." In Gmail, the feature added clickable search suggestions for G Suite users, making search filters a whole lot easier to use. A couple of months after the initial release, Google rolled...

Google makes the unified Gmail interface and Google Chat available for everyone

In August last year, Google rolled out a unified Gmail interface for G Suite (now Google Workspace) customers. The interface added new Google Meet, Chat, and Rooms tabs to Gmail, making it easier for users to stay in touch with their colleagues and collaborate on tasks. A few months ago, Google started rolling out Chat...

New Chromebooks will soon come with Meet and Chat apps preinstalled

Google's Meet and Chat apps will soon come pre-installed on Chrome OS devices. The company is currently working on adding this functionality to Chrome OS, which will automatically install Progress Web Apps (PWAs) for both these services on new Chromebooks. 9to5Google recently spotted a merged commit on the Chromium Gerrit highlighting two new feature flags. The...

Gmail is rolling out Chat integration for personal Google accounts

In August last year, Google rolled out Google Meet, Chat, and Rooms tabs in Gmail for G Suite (now Google Workspace) customers. This added new tabs to the Gmail interface, making it easier for users to stay in touch with their colleagues and collaborate on tasks. Google is now extending the integration to personal accounts...

Google Chat web redesign making its way to Workspace accounts

Google is rolling out some interface changes to Google Chat on the web (i.e., chat.google.com) for Workspace accounts, the company said on Monday. “The new interface is similar to that of Chat in Gmail, giving users a consistent and predictable Chat experience no matter where they are,” Google said. The redesign arrives as part of the classic...

Google Chat is rolling out support for classic Hangouts users

Google Chat appears to be rolling out a preview of support for Hangouts to some lucky users. Google previously announced that Hangouts users would be migrated to a free version of Google Chat, which is essentially a competitor to Slack, in the first half of 2021. Ars Technica’s Ron Amadeo was among the first to spot...

[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...