Google is releasing Hangouts Chat this week, a service that allows users to message each other privately or in groups, and work collaboratively on projects. The software was first unveiled in March last year, but to date, it has only been available to companies enrolled in Google’s Early Adopter Program. Now, it’s open to all users signed up to G Suite, Google’s software for businesses that includes Gmail, Google Docs, and so on.
Hangouts Chat represents a big overhaul of Google’s messaging strategy that signals its entry into the business communication arena
Slack is a real competitor when Microsoft and Google are jumping to compete. Google adding another chat app like they don’t have enough.