Google is rebranding Hangouts Chat as Google Chat
Google Hangouts Update 2020: Google has formally eliminated the Hangouts logo from its organization G Suite providing with the rebranding of Hangouts Chat as Google Chat, the corporation showed to The Verge on Thursday. The rebranding follows a comparable name exchange, showed the day prior to this, from the associate video conferencing app Hangouts Meet to Google Meet.
This today’s amendment become first hinted at by way of an up to date G Suite guide document list the Google Chat name along Google Meet. Of route, this model of Chat isn’t always to be harassed with the other version of Chat, the name Google inexplicably gave its exceptionally new RCS-based totally Android messaging protocol.
As for the Hangouts logo, it’s going to retain to live on as the name of the client chat app that Google spun out of its shutdown social community Google+ again in 2013 as a spiritual successor to Gchat. “There may be no changes to the consumer (conventional) model of Hangouts,” a Google spokesperson tells The Verge.
It’s been a protracted and winding street for Hangouts over the last almost seven years or so. The product by no means performed the same stage of cultural cachet as Gchat. Google’s regularly messy and misguided messaging approach also meant Hangouts become usually competing with almost a 1/2-dozen different chat and video messaging apps Google insisted on pushing out over time.
For now, Hangouts for G Suite — this is the place of business version of simply the chat app — will continue to exist after Google postponed its discontinuation returned in August of the last 12 months. In its place is now Google Chat, as soon as Hangouts Chat, that’s greater of a Slack competitor for greater sturdy place of work productiveness and messaging than it is a sincere, one-to-one messaging app like the Gchat of antique. And for everybody else, your net Gmail account and iOS or Android tool can nonetheless access the unique, patron version of Hangouts for the foreseeable future.