Google finally puts an end to Hangouts
Google Hangouts has been phased out. Following an announcement by Google earlier this year, Hangouts users will be moved to Google Chat, the Slack-type instant messaging app.
Google Hangouts has been made inaccessible on November 1. In June, Google announced it would prompt Hangouts users to mov... Read more
Google’s Work Safer program improves security for remote workers
Google is working on cybersecurity services with this new effort aimed at smaller businesses that rely on legacy technology and don't have the expertise to deal with remote security issues.
Google's Work Safer program
Google Work Safer is a new product that provides businesses with a suite of... Read more
Google Chat just made it easier to track tasks within a chat flow
Google's reply to Slack and replacement for Hangouts, Google Chat, has a new task-related update. Google is pushing Google Chat to be the default chat app for Workspace customers and gradually replace the classic Hangouts which has been the default chat app since 2013.
The new feature means user... Read more
Hangouts Chat and Hangouts Meet get name change from Google
The names of chat applications Hangouts Chat and Hangouts Meet will be known as Google Chat and Google Meet, as of today. There was no official announcement of the name change, but in a blog post, Google has started using the new names.
Changing program names to be more in line with the vendor i... Read more
Coronavirus provides huge boost in video call downloads
Being able to discuss business with friends, family or colleagues has become a lot more difficult now that worldwide people are having to work from home. The fact that social interaction with others is still hopefully on the list of priorities is demonstrated by the increase in downloads of apps wi... Read more
G Suite users can use Hangouts for another year.
G Suite users can continue to use Hangouts at least until June next year. Google is postponing the end of the chat service, which was scheduled for early October, by almost a year.
Google actually wants users to migrate to Hangouts Chat (chat and collaboration) and Hangouts Meet (videoconferencin... Read more
Review: Polycom Studio – a universal video conferencing solution
With the Polycom Studio, you can provide most meeting
rooms with a universal video conferencing solution. By universal, we mean in
this case that the Polycom Studio can handle any videoconferencing application.
Polycom and Plantronics have merged, and the new company has
for some time been calle... Read more
Google gets Hangouts out of G Suite at the end of this year
Google's strategy with regard to consumer messaging can sometimes appear somewhat vague. For example, Google decided to stop the relatively popular Allo and put more energy into Duo, which didn't really catch on. Today, the company makes it clear when it will stop using Hangouts within G Suite.
Goog... Read more
Google expands Hangouts Chat and Meet outside G Suite
Earlier this week the news broke that Hangouts for consumers is quitting and the focus is on Hangouts Chat and Hangouts Meet within G Suite. Now it appears that Hangouts for consumers is going to migrate to Hangouts Chat and Hangouts Meet according to an official response from Google.
Hangouts will ... Read more