Google Splits Hangouts Into ‘Chat’ and ‘Meet’


Google is splitting Hangouts into two separate apps, Hangouts Chat and Hangouts Meet. Hangouts Chat is a channel-based messaging app in the same vein as Slack, while Hangouts Meet is a video conferencing app for up to 30 people at a time. Which all sounds great, if not a little confusing. Google has quite a history with apps designed to help us all communicate better. There was Google Talk, Google Voice, Buzz, and Google+. Then came Google Hangouts, before Allo and Duo joined the party. And now Google has added Hangouts Chat and Hangouts Meet to the mix. Hangouts Chat…

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