Launch of Google’s new enterprise messaging and collaboration tool Google Chat

Mon, 31 August 20


Google has introduced a new version of it’s enterprise instant messaging and collaboration application called Google Chat. This new feature rich instant messaging application, formerly known as Hangouts Chat, has improved functionality, is more user-friendly and has more streamlined integration with your Google mail account. Google Chat will provide secure direct messaging and group conversations and improve collaboration within your school, office or project team.

Google Chat supports the creation of dedicated virtual rooms, supporting collaboration and promoting discussion around specific projects or subject areas. The new Google Chat allows you to bring all your communication needs together on one screen through seamless integration with Gmail. You can also turn your chat into a video call at the touch of a button. Google Chat will keep all your messages secure and in sync on all your devices even as you switch actively between them on the move.

All users of UCD Connect will have access to Google Chat from 1st September 2020. Whether you are new to Google Chat or a user of the old Google Hangouts Chat you will find all the information you need to get started on our Get Started with Google Chat webpage.