Google Hangouts Rebranded As Google Chat

Google Hangouts Rebranded As Google Chat

As more and more workers are being forced to work from home, Google is putting more effort into their collaboration suite, known as G Suite. The latest update to Google Hangouts not only adds some bug fixes and feature upgrades, but also comes with a name change. For G Suite customers, Google Hangouts is now rebranded as Google Chat. While this might seem like a minor thing, it shows Google is catering to enterprise customers. Hangouts is an appropriate name for a consumer product but companies tend to like more succinct names. Google Chat is a competitor to collaboration apps like Microsoft Teams and Slack.

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