Google is including a new button to Google Calendar events on cell and the net that may instantly open a chat with assembly attendees. Google launched its rebranded model of Hangouts Chat to prospects earlier this yr and has slowly added extra options to the primary Gmail touchdown web page, together with its Zoom-like Google Meet video chat.
The new Chat button seems subsequent to the attendee record in a Calendar occasion. Previously, Google solely provided the power to e mail attendees about a assembly, however for the reason that firm has carefully built-in Chats and Gmail — seemingly to popularize Chats — this new addition is smart. You can start a chat earlier than, throughout, or after the assembly with attendees, and the characteristic shall be toggled on by default.
It’s value noting, although, the automated group chats “only [apply] to participants within your organization, external attendees are not included in the chat group,” Google writes in a submit. So some individuals is perhaps spared (or miss, whichever you like) the additional messages.
Google clearly needs you to use its messaging apps, regardless of what its complicated, ever-changing technique would possibly recommend. It is perhaps annoying to be funneled in the direction of Chat in yet one more part of Google’s software program suite, however for anybody who’s dedicated themselves to Google Workspace — or been compelled to accomplish that by their employer — right here’s some added comfort.