The search giant is thus planning to pull together the likes of Gmail, Drive, Hangouts Meet and Hangouts Chat in one place, as per a report by The Information. The new app would also integrate with Google Calendar, the report said.
This isn't quite on the level of, say, Google shuttering Google Photos or pulling the plug on Gmail, but it's a clear sign that Google isn't wary about closing what it views as under performing products - as well as how closely it tracks every one of its services for actual usage. CEO of Google's cloud unit Thomas Kurian, reportedly tested discussed the new app at a conference that was held sometimes in the middle of this month. It is unknown what influence this app has on Google's existing apps.
Google now provides a plenty of applications that help businesses in different ways however, the company is still lacking a unified app that addresses all the collaboration and communications between the teams, app like Slack and Microsoft Teams are well positioned for these types of features required by the businesses.G Suite team is "almost exclusively working on products with business customers in mind".
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Instead, he said the friendly Trump administration was providing Israel a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that must be seized. Shtayyeh also said Trump and Netanyahu were using the announcement of the plan as a distraction from their domestic woes.
Of course, the introduction of yet another app with Hangouts functionality risks confusing users who are already confused by Google's various meddling with its own products, vowing to eventually shut down Hangouts for G Suite but not for consumers and to replace it with Hangouts Meet and Chat, but only for business users.
It will be part of Google's G Suite service, meaning it will be completely focused on business users. It's a time frame created to let those larger businesses transition away, because from January 19 2021 App Maker apps will stop working entirely.