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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...

[Update: Confirmed] Google may rebrand Hangouts Meet to simply “Google Meet”

Google has a reputation for killing its apps tastelessly. Hangouts, however, has survived the ax despite Google's deliberation of shutting it down – or replacing it with apps named after it – for over three years now. Since then, it has been talking about "upgrading" users from the classic Hangouts app to Hangouts Chat and...

[Update: Postponed for G Suite] Google will transition “classic” Hangouts users to Chat and Meet later this year

One of the biggest Google stories of 2018 was the downfall of Hangouts. The platform had long been seemingly abandoned, but we finally got some news about its future. In December, we learned that Hangouts users will eventually be transitioned to Hangouts Chat and Hangouts Meet. There was no timeline given at the time, but...

Google Cloud Next ’19: The Latest G Suite Announcements From Google’s Big Event

While it may not be as exciting as an Android or hardware event, Google Cloud Next has given us a slew of announcements. The company just published details about several of the new G Suite features, improvements, and products that they talked about during the event. Let's take a look.Microsoft Office editingFirst up, Office editing...

Hangouts Chat, Google’s Slack Alternative, is now available in G Suite

When it launched in 2013, Google Hangouts was Google's all-in-one messaging platform as it had replaced Google Talk. Only three years later, however, Google opted to sideline Hangouts for consumers in favor of Allo and Duo. Instead, Google targeted Hangouts for businesses. Then, in March 2017, Google announced Hangouts Chat along with Hangouts Meet. Despite...

Hangouts Meet v4.5 Gains In-Call Instant Messaging

Hangouts Meet, the video/audio-calling service that Google launched in March, has finally gained support for in-call messaging. There's previously been no other way to communicate with members of a chat in a text-based manner, so this added functionality should prove to be quite useful for sharing links, chiming in with a comment while someone else is...

Google Pushes Hangouts in a more Corporate Direction with Hangouts Meet and Hangouts Chat

If you ask anyone to sum up Google's messaging strategy, then you'll probably draw a blank stare. We've tried to come up with an answer ourselves, and have found that quite difficult. What started off with one app trying to provide a convenient messaging platform evolved into several different apps trying to compete for different (but often...