Google’s Slack Competitor Hangouts Chat Launches For Businesses Using G Suite

Yesterday, Google announced that they are launching Hangouts Chat, finally bringing it out of beta. The application, Google’s competitor to Slack, is now available for all businesses signed up for G Suite.

Hangouts Chat is a huge change in direction for the company, representing its first major entrance into the business communication and collaboration space. Businesses who are already paying for G Suite will get Hangouts Chat for no additional cost, making it an attractive alternative to Slack.

The major selling point for businesses who use G Suite is the tight integration with other G Suite apps like Docs, Sheets, and Slides.

The company is also promising that Hangouts Chat will use the AI to make your workflow a lot more efficient. From the start, the collaboration tool will feature a total of 25 bots that can be used to improve your productivity and organization. For instance, a bot called @meet integrates with your Google Calendar to plan your meetings.

Are you interested in using Hangouts Chat in your business? Let us know in the comments below!

[via The Verge]

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