In July, internet search giant Google announced that it is consolidating workspace experience by clubbing together
, and Gmail. Now, the company has started rolling this out to
on the web and Android and is soon expected to rollout the same to iOS users too.
This will be available to all
users and is being made available gradually starting August 12.
After this is rolled out, G Suite users will find Mail, Chat,
and Meet all integrated within the Gmail app. While Mail has not not changed and offers the same Gmail experience, Chat is basically Google Hangouts that allows users to message individuals and small groups directly. Rooms includes shared chat, files, and tasks and Meet basically is the video calling platform from the company.
With this update, users will also be able to assign group tasks, get notified about task updates in rooms, pin important rooms so they’re easier to find and access, set your availability to “Do not disturb”, better protect your time with status notices in Chat like “Out of office,” see files shared in a room, see integrated search results and toggle between Email and Chat results on the web and start a new meeting or see your upcoming meetings under “Meet” on the web.
“These features will launch to all domains with Chat preferred enabled. Chat preferred can be enabled at the organizational unit (OU) or domain level. We recommend migrating your organization all at once to avoid any disruption. Note, certain features included in this launch require specific services to be enabled in the Admin console,” said Google in a blog post.