Google has already introduced that it’ll shut Hangouts and it’s now shifting to Google Chat over the subsequent 12 months. By the top of 2021, Hangouts will most probably retire. Hangout customers might be shifted to Google Chat free of charge. Customers will have the ability to transfer their conversations, contacts and historical past to the brand new Chat platform.
So, how will Google Chat be totally different? It should embrace Hangouts options like direct and group messaging, with useful additions like ship to inbox, quicker search, emoji reactions and instructed replies. “With Chat, you possibly can extra simply plan with others on targets and comparable pursuits, share and collaborate on information, and assign duties to assist preserve everybody on the identical web page. As well as, Chat options the identical sturdy phishing protections we inbuilt Gmail, so if a hyperlink is distributed to you through Chat, will probably be checked towards real-time knowledge from Secure Searching and flagged if it’s discovered to be malicious,” defined Google.
In the meantime, Google has rebranded G Suite into Google Workspace to offer a extra “built-in expertise”. Whereas Google Workspace is just like G Suite, it’s going to promote plans to customers that can provide a customized electronic mail for companies which is able to embrace instruments like Gmail, Calendar, Meet, Chat, Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides, Varieties, Websites, and extra.
With the brand new Google Workspace, you possibly can create a brand new Google Doc inside the chat window itself and everybody within the chat group will mechanically get entry to the Doc. This integration makes it straightforward to make and share Docs with members of a gaggle and also you not have to individually create a Doc and share it with everybody in that group individually.