Google has been busy making a bunch of announcements for its cloud-based productivity apps this week, centered largely on Duet AI integration. There are some other useful updates on the way to several apps, including Google Chat.
A feature now available in beta across many Workspace plans (with full availability roadmap early next year) that enables messaging interoperability between Chat and other services including Slack and Microsoft Teams. Google, which has teamed up with a company called Mio to power this functionality, notes that this could be useful for organizations that use a variety of communications applications.
“We know that communication and collaboration happen across multiple channels and tools,” Google Written at the end of the ad. “This can cause lost messages, isolated connections, and a frustrating experience monitoring multiple chat tools.” It notes that organizations need Mio licenses to use this feature. According to the GIF shared by Google, it appears that if you edit a message in one of the connected apps, the change will be repeated in other apps.
while, 9to5 Google Reports that the chat will get support for voice messages. This will enable users to “save the typing and allow recipients to hear the tone and context of the message,” according to Google. The feature is supposed to be available in early 2024, but it’s unclear if it will be available in group chats and individual direct messages. It is also uncertain if there will be support for copying from the jump.