New Hangouts Chat now available in G Suite

March 2nd, 2018

Move with the new Hangout Chat from direct messages to group conversations, Chat helps teams collaborate easily and efficiently. Google dedicated, virtual rooms to house projects over time – plus threaded conversations—Chat makes it simple to track progress and follow up tasks. In one place, you can:

  • Easily work with other G Suite apps. Upload items from Drive, collaborate on DocsSheets or Slides, join online meetings with Hangouts Meet, or use Google’s powerful search to look up room members, past conversations and shared files. This even works on the new introduced Chromebox for Meeting Hardware.
  • Use artificial intelligence to speed up workflowsWhen your teams collaborate in Chat, you can speed up manual work, like booking conference rooms, searching for files and more using artificial intelligence.
  • Collaborate with colleagues around the globe. Chat currently supports 28 languages and each room can support up to 8,000 members. It’s available on desktop for Windows and MacOS, as well as iOS and Android so you can easily collaborate on the go.
  • Have peace of mind with embedded security. Chat builds on G Suite’s security-first  ecosystem and offers an enterprise-grade solution that’s reliable and GDPR compliant. With integrated support for Vault, admins can archive, preserve, search and export Chat-specific data.

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