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

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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.

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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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