Cam chat update
Update 9/11/2017 PM PST: The roll out is now up another 10% to a total of 40% of our players.
Update 8/29/2017 PM PST: The roll out is now up another 10% to a total of 30% of our players. What we do know is that it’s good enough to start testing and this is the most soon soon that we’ve ever sooned.
Once you got the call going, select the video option to show your face parts over the web.
Alternatively, select the screen share option to send your screen pixels.
We’re now getting a glimpse of what that means — and if the early demo I saw is any indication, it might be time to stop making fun of Hangouts.
More importantly, it could be a minimum viable product for a lot of businesses that use Gmail and Google Calendar but don’t want to pay for Slack.Initially, Hangouts Chat will only be available to companies in Google’s “early adopter” program, and it’s not clear which features will cost money and which ones won’t — but we expect it will be available to all G Suite users and we know it will be generally available to all Gmail users in that “fremium” model.What clear is that an app that’s essentially been flailing for years finally has a north star: corporate collaboration.But the new group chat rooms — which also offer threaded messages — are perhaps the biggest move the app has made since its launch in 2013.The core features of Hangouts Chat play on Google’s strengths.