Google Hangouts Meet Android app now available on Play Store [Download APK]

As for Hangouts Chat, well, this is where Google turns Hangouts into Slack, the collaborative messaging tool that so many nerdy journalists and techies won't ever shut up about.

The new communication app for business is Hangouts Chat, which is now only open to G Suite customers enrolled in Google's Early Adopter Program.

For those looking for text-only chat, Google is floating the Hangouts Chat service.

The revamped Hangouts apps are part of Google's G Suite portfolio of workplace software that includes the Gmail and Calendar apps, said Google's director of product management Scott Johnston.

Hangouts Chat is a platform, too, so that means you can expect third-party integrations in the form of bots, which will allow your teams to do more within their conversation.

Hangouts Chat is also banking on integration with other Google services to entice corporate users.

"Team Drives" enable teams to simply and securely manage permissions, ownership and file access for an organisation and are available for G Suite Business, Education, and Enterprise customers.

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In Hangouts Meet, customers will be able to book a video meeting via Google Calendar, adding other members from their team.

Next up is Hangouts Meet and according to Google, the idea was to reduce the time it takes to get from one meeting to another.

The new update is also extending over to video chat functionality in Hangouts. In one of my roles working with some volunteers, we use Slack to exchange Word documents that originate in Google Docs.in a few cases, we share a link but find out that someone doesn't have rights to it.

Dedicated, virtual rooms create a lasting home for each project, with threaded conversations so your team's progress is easy to follow. They need to be a G Suite user for your own firm. It's also got a "green room", where you can check yourself, make sure you look presentable and then join the video call meeting.

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The apps are also connected to Google's machine-learning tools that make it possible for so-called software bots to automatically perform various tasks. With the recent release of Google Allo and the refresh of Voice, the service has stood in a pretty awkward place while seemingly being ignored by Google and getting stripped of features users may have found useful (I can't speak for myself, however). At its Google Cloud Next Conference, the company has finally shed some light on what Duo, Allo, Meeet, Chat and Hangouts are all about. It went live a couple of weeks ago and confused a bunch of us, but now that we know Google's plan, it makes more sense.


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