Google is the new Slack: Launches workplace communication tool

Dropbox and Google Cloud logos

Dropbox and Google Cloud logos

Chat has threaded conversations and direct messaging as well as apps for Android, Windows, iOS, and macOS.

Hangouts Chat now supports 28 languages and each room (or channel) can have up to 8,000 members.

Clark continued that Dropbox has been working out this partnership deal for the last few years, and that partnerships with companies like Microsoft, Autodesk and Adobe are also expected in near future.

Hangouts Chat for G Suite represents its entry into the business communication area and it will be an attractive alternative to Slack for businesses those are already using G Suite tools as it will be included for every G Suite subscriber at no extra cost.

"Chat helps teams collaborate easily and efficiently", Google said in a blog post.

Once the changes are implemented, users will be able to create, edit, and save Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides right from Dropbox, and administrators will be able to manage the files like any others. 25 third-party bots will be available at launch too including ones from Xero, Freshdesk, Trello, Zenefits and more.

Indeed, Google said that Hangouts Chat is "deeply integrated" with other G-Suite services, to support business using online services.

Users of Google's G Suite productivity service will be able to keep their Docs, Sheets, and Slides files inside Dropbox's cloud storage environment, thanks to a partnership the two tech firms announced today. Corporate collaboration While Hangouts Chat doesn't do much that its competitors can't, its launch is nonetheless significant. Google's also added support for automation via bots, a capability which has been instrumental to Slack's success. Hangouts Chat is compatible with existing Hangouts conversations and contacts, so the migration process should be simple for companies already using the older platform.

Hangouts debuted as a free service in 2013. Later, Google started molding it for businesses as it expanded its enterprise sales efforts. He explained that Google wants "to move toward helping people move faster at work".

Google has laid a strong emphasis on artificial intelligence (AI) while building the platform.

So far, more than 18,000 Googlers have enrolled in MLCC, applying lessons from the course to enhance camera calibration for Daydream devices, build virtual reality for Google Earth, and improve streaming quality at YouTube.

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