INTRO: The search engine giant Google has integrated its videoconferencing service, Meet, into Gmail back in April. Now the corporate is functioning on bringing full Google Chat functionality to its popular email app on Android. That’s consistent with 9to5Google, which claims that it found hints about the upcoming feature by decompiling the newest version of the Gmail app on Android
Google Meet and Google Chat are going to be a part of the Gmail
While the Google Meet integration is yet to travel sleep in Gmail on Android, version 2020.06 of the app now carries onboarding strings for ‘Chat’ and ‘Rooms’, suggesting that it might only be a matter of your time before both Google Meet and Google Chat are going to be a part of the Gmail experience on Android. The basic ‘Chat’ functionality are going to be for one-on-one conversations, while ‘Rooms’ are going to be for group collaborations.
For Both Enterprise & Retail Users
The strings also suggest that the functionality is going to be available to both enterprise and retail users. This isn’t surprising, as long as Hangouts, which was replaced by Chat earlier this year, was available to all or any Gmail users. While Hangouts is yet to be fully deprecated for consumers, Google plans to try that within the coming days. So it only is sensible for the corporate to form its successor available to all or any users.
Availability Of Google Meet
Meanwhile, Google Meet isn’t yet widely available within the Gmail app on Android and iOS. Google started rolling it out back in June, but most users are yet to ascertain it in their accounts. Given that it had been unrolled on the online weeks ago, one would hope that Google would roll it bent all users on Android and iOS in time so that the service is able to do feature parity across all platforms.