Google Chat-Hangouts

Google Wants You to Stop Using Hangouts

Part of me was hoping that when the end finally came for Hangouts that there would be a bigger deal made of it. Not necessarily a celebration, but at least an acknowledgement from Google that the messaging app so many of us have used for the past decade was...
Hangouts

Google Hangouts Takes Another Step Towards the End

Google Hangouts continues to creep towards its quiet death, reaching a new phase today that takes us one step closer to the end. Google is telling its Workspace (GSuite) customers that we are entering phase 4 and that means it's time to make a decision or...
Google Chat

Google Chat is Pretty Much Available to Everyone Now

The end of Hangouts will probably happen without anyone really noticing because Google has made its replacement readily available. This slow death of Hangouts has given people all the time in the world to transition over and get on Google Chat, the company's...
Gmail Chat

Google Chat Can be in Your Gmail App Now

I'm still not sure that Google has acknowledged the imminent death of Hangouts and the sneaky availability of Google Chat in recent weeks, but the rollout of Chat to more users in more places continues. If you happen to be the most productive human on Earth...
Google Chat

Google Chat Gets UI Improvements on the Web

As Google Chat opens up to more people, Google is showing that it will try to improve it regularly. On March 24, for example, the web interface for Google Chat is getting visual improvements as well as several other feature tweaks. The visual enhancements can...

Google Chat Sure Seems to Be Going Live for People

About a month ago, the first signs of Google Chat opening up to the general population surfaced, with hints of a preview experience that would slow rollout Chat availability beyond the Google Workspace crowd. Over the weekend, that preview started going live,...
Google Chat

Hangouts Users May Soon Get Google Chat Beta Access

Google Hangouts is still alive and we're in 2021, if you can believe that. Google has yet to kill off the best messaging app it ever made, an app that was a feature tweak or two away from being the king. They will end its life soon, though, possibly by the end...