Google is starting to transition away from traditional Hangouts to Google Chat absolutely. The primary such adjustments are coming to present Google Chat customers who will now have the ability to talk with Hangouts customers who’re nonetheless on traditional Hangouts.
Google defined on Tuesday:
Beginning on Might 26th, you’ll begin conversations in Google Chat (beforehand referred to as “Hangouts Chat”) with individuals exterior of your area. You can do that by both sending a direct message or including them to rooms.
Starting as we speak, conversations with exterior customers in traditional Hangouts may even seem in Chat as new messages are despatched.
Regardless of this, Chat nonetheless is not a consumer-friendly app like its video counterpart, Meet. Client traditional Hangouts customers will nonetheless want to make use of the previous Hangouts app to speak with Chat customers, who’ll must have a G Suite subscription with the Chat service explicitly enabled.
Google will finally open Chat as much as everybody because it promised years in the past, that is simply step one — albeit a delayed one — in that transition.
Google Chat is again after practically a decade as Hangouts Chat rides off into the sundown