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Google to integrate Chat shortcut on Gmail for Android, iOS

Like Google Meet, the Gmail app could soon receive an integration for Google Chat as well.

By: HT TECH
| Updated on: Jul 03 2020, 20:14 IST
Google Chat shortcut could soon appear like the Google Meet shortcut.
Google Chat shortcut could soon appear like the Google Meet shortcut.

Google last month added the ‘Meet' shortcut on the Gmail app for Android and iOS. Google is now working on integrating a shortcut for ‘Chat' in the Gmail app.

The APK version of Gmail has indications for two features called ‘Chat' and ‘Rooms', according to a report by 9to5Google. Google Chat is for one-to-one conversations while Rooms is for group collaborations, the report added. The strings for these two features also mention that Google will introduce them for both consumer and enterprise users.

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Google had rebranded Hangouts Chat as Google Chat earlier this April. This was shortly after it changed Hangouts Meet to Google Meet for its G Suite customers. Google Meet and Google Chat were rebranded and also classified as exclusives to G Suite. The classic Hangouts still remained for regular Gmail consumers.

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But Google made Meet free for everyone as dependence on the platform grew in the past few months. It looks like Google is working on bringing more such features to all users. Google is also integrating these features like Meet and Chat to Gmail so that users can communicate within one app itself.

Google Meet integration in the Gmail app for Android and iOS is still not available for all users. On Gmail's web interface the Meet shortcut is visible on the left tab of the page. Google Meet is available as a standalone app for both Android and iOS. But the integration just aims at making it easier for users to start or join meetings.

Source: 9to5Google

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First Published Date: 03 Jul, 20:14 IST
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