You can never have too many chat apps: Meet is Google's new video chat service for business

You can never have too many chat apps: Meet is Google's new video chat service for business
It's no secret that Google has been on a chat app launch frenzy for the past few years. From Hangouts to Messenger, to Allo and Duo, and who knows what else — we lost count. You may think that the search giant is done with its communication apps for a while, but nope — a new one is on the way.

Called Meet by Google Hangouts, it seems it's going to be an app that makes scheduling and joining group calls with your team and business partners super-easy. Now, by the name, it does look that it's going to be based on the Hangouts platform, but it's actually a bit enhanced. While Hangouts only supports up to 10 people in a video chat, Meet can have 30 users, all streaming HD video.

The new app is part of the G Suite — a combination of Google apps for business, like Drive, Keep, Gmail, Calendar... It hasn't hit the App Store or Play Store yet, but has a website up at meet.google.com.

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6 Comments

1. FlySheikh

Posts: 444; Member since: Oct 02, 2015

Another one!

2. Podrick

Posts: 1285; Member since: Aug 19, 2015

Another day another chat app by google.

3. notfair

Posts: 767; Member since: Jan 30, 2017

Give me a break! These guys are getting pathetic as hell.

4. Stranger

Posts: 73; Member since: Jan 19, 2017

Duo is good, even better than FaceTime.

5. aman5mathur

Posts: 242; Member since: Mar 28, 2014

They have to make it available cross platform or it'll be of no use

6. Rampage_Taco

Posts: 1109; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

I have to give them props for at least building on to Hangouts. But where they struggle is that when they feel a product isn't performing well they build a new one as opposed to fixing the current one. Hangouts is great for messaging and video chats, however they decided to follow in Apples footsteps and break the Messaging and Video services up with Duo and Allo. But then that broke their fan base up because some users made the switch, while others hung on to Hang outs.

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