Because Google offers many overlapping messaging apps, you might have completely forgotten about Hangouts. It’s a bit like Google’s version of Skype, as it offers video and audio calling, plus text chat, over the internet. While Hangouts was once the default video chat app on Android, Google has phased it out in favor of Duo.
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
Google Hangouts is doing well, in spite of its slow start and continued jostle with the likes of Skype, WhatsApp, and Facebook’s Messenger. It even has a nice web app now. What’s more interesting is that it has several useful hidden features that promise to make chatting and video calling smoother and more fun for