Google takes on Slack with new Hangouts ‘Chat’ and ‘Meet’ apps


Ever since Google launched Allo and Duo, we’ve known that Hangouts would be making the transition from a consumer-focused product to a business one. That change begins today with the announcement of Hangouts Chat and Hangouts Meet. While the standard Hangouts app will stick around for a while, it’s essentially being replaced by Chat and Meet. The pair are clearly aimed at taking on Slack (and Microsoft’s new Teams) in the workplace. And naturally, the apps are tightly integrated with the rest of the G Suite apps. Chat is your new place for team conversations. Like Slack, you can have virtual…

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