Google officially announced that Hangouts Chat is out of Beta today and has been officially launched as the core function of G Suite. Hangouts Chat is a team communications collaboration tool created by Google, and will compete directly with Slack and Microsoft Teams after being launched.
Although the concept of Hangouts Chat is a bit similar to Slack, Google has tried to highlight the competitive strength by using the company's advantage in the field of artificial intelligence. For example, the @Meet chat robot can arrange a meeting, and the @Drive chat robot can track the file access on the Google Drive. In addition, developers can create their own chat robots to integrate their own services into this platform.
Hangouts Chat has been deeply integrated into G Suite, allowing users to start Hangouts meetings, upload files to Google Drive, or collaborate in documents. Each Hangouts Chat