Google’s G suite development team is developing a new messaging app that “integrates” existing Google-made apps such as Gmail and Google Drive, news media The Information reported. This application is intended for businesses like Slack and Microsoft Teams.
According to The Information report, the apps under development are integrated with Gmail, Google Drive, Google Hangouts, Hangouts Chat, and Hangouts Meet. Apps with these features already exist, such as Slack, but the integrated app that Google is developing is characterized by being able to “treat messages like email” by taking advantage of Gmail’s features. However, the information obtained by The Information is only referred to as a “mobile app”, and there was no information such as pc app or web app.
By Charles If the issue integration app is released, it’s the 10th “Google Messaging app” following Google Talk, Google Voice, Google Buzz, Google+ Messenger, Google Hangouts, Google Space, Google Allo, Hangouts Chat, and Google Messages. As mentioned above, Because Google has a history of “disrupting” messaging apps and tends to terminate services on a regular basis, users tend to think that “Google-made messaging apps won’t last long,” technology media Ars Technica said. Since there is a problem that “the message app can not be used unless the other party is also using”, there is a possibility that the message app that does not last long is not even looked at by the user. Ars Technica says details may be reported at Google’s annual developer conference, which is held every May.