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Connect a camera, microphone, and speakers to your computer. Instead of posting new chat messages as followups to things posted earlier, you'll reply directly to older conversations or start new conversations when you have something new to talk about. Matthew Guay is a senior editor and writer on the Zapier team in Bangkok.

And you can chat privately with bots or add them to rooms to get more done right from chat. You can change settings like your camera, microphone and speaker devices.

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First, make a new appointment in Google Calendar. It's great for business calls, and equally handy for personal chats. Along with focused conversations, Hangouts Chat helps you keep from being distracted with customizable notifications. To see your options, click the screen.

Email me about new features. Tap the correct meeting, then join the video call much as you would for a standard Hangouts video. To invite people to the call, click the link to copy it. On iPad, you can find it on the store if you toggle the switch to show iPhone apps, and it'll install and function.

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Perhaps most exciting is Google Hangouts Chat's built-in integrations and bots. Anyone in a video call can add more people after the video call starts. For now, Google Calendar includes a standard Hangouts link that'll open at hangouts. Open Security Plug-in Settings. Click the video call screen At the bottom, click Chat.

And of course, you can disable it in the settings if you prefer. Open and install the plugin.

And on the consumer side, Google's combining its messaging efforts into the new Google Chat app. Share a Google Docs document, say, lord shiva songs in tamil and Hangouts Chat will automatically update its sharing settings to make sure everyone in your team can view that document. Google Hangouts Chat at the easy-to-remember chat.

Goodbye Google Chat

It's also deeply integrated with the rest of G Suite, so you can share documents and manage appointments right from chat. You'll make groups that are focused on the team you invite to chat. In Safari, click Preferences.

It drains your battery and kicks in your laptop's fans on longer calls. Add people by name or email address Anyone in a video call can add more people after the video call starts. It's a brand-new team chat app from Google, one that's most similar to apps like Slack and HipChat than anything Google has released so far. You'll book appointments first in Google Calendar, then open meet.

Goodbye Google Chat

You can browse through a wide range of bots that come with Hangouts Chat today, including one from Kayak that helps you find flights right from chat. Check out these related slideshows. Meet's a simplified version of traditional Hangouts video chat, still one of the best ways to jump on a call with your team. Just open the app, tap a contact, and talk to them in full-screen video seconds later. Then when you search for older things your team has talked about, you can filter search by Google Docs, Slides, or Sheets to find specific documents you've shared.

How easy it is for everyone to use. It's a click away in Gmail, and whenever you make a new Google Calendar appointment, you'll get a Hangouts link as well to easily jump on a call. You can connect with family, friends, or coworkers through face-to-face video calls. There's Hangouts Meet as a way to schedule video calls, and Hangouts Chat for continuous text chat with your team about your products.

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Hangouts video calls need to use your computer's camera and microphone so you can start your video call. Reload the video call window. The video call is using your camera and microphone. Anyone with the link will be able to join the call.

Meet keeps the focus on your call, with no text chat to distract. When he's not writing, he's likely reading a new book or exploring random streets in a new city. Google Talk and Wave are long gone, but with the new Meet and Chat apps, the search giant still supports a half-dozen chat apps. Everything's organized into conversations.

Enable Hangouts on your Google Calendar meetings, and you'll see them in Meet too. Allo's not Google's main focus today, with the team shifted to work on the upcoming Google Chat app, but if your friends all use Allo, it can still be a great chat app for personal conversations. It comes with a built in meet bot which, similar to Google Assistant, will help you find appointments and other info from your Google account.

If you leave and rejoin the call, you will not see the previous messages. Duo's one of the easiest to use video call apps.

Video calling can be finicky. Messages is simple, with an Allo-style interface for sending traditional messages from your phone. Want to reach a broader audience?