Google begins roll-out of Slack-competitor Hangouts Chat

03 March, 2018, 00:43 | Author: Kristen Mcgee
  • Google's Slack Competitor Hangouts Chat Launches For Businesses Using G Suite

Building a slide deck, pitch, or presentation?

Dropbox has already jumped into bed with Microsoft Office on the integration front, and now the cloud storage outfit has announced a new partnership with Google's rival productivity suite.

Google Cloud's partnership with Dropbox will lead to centralized content, secure collaboration, and better communication.

Some of Google's most popular tools on the cloud will soon be accessible on Dropbox. The partnership will play out in the form of specific integrations between tools from the two providers. However, the paid version of Hangouts offers a lot more features which are of use to organisations like - group chat of over 8,000 people, messages saved indefinitely, linking databases and third party software to the app and more. Google bills integrations with the rest of the G Suite services - including Google Docs, Google Drive, and Google Sheets - as key selling points for Hangouts Chat. Dropbox Business administrators will also be able to manage Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides files just like any other content that lives in Dropbox, the firm said.

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Additionally, Dropbox will integrate with Google Hangouts Chat, the Slack-a-like platform from Google that was finally removed from beta yesterday after more than a year.

The details of the Dropbox and Google collaboration are still being hashed out, particularly the "way that integration looks and feels", but Clark says the integration should be complete by the end of 2018.

The partnership will then extend to Gmail and Hangouts Chat, so that Dropbox users can " select files from your Dropbox account and send links directly from Gmail". Dropbox plans to develop a range of cross-platform integrations in collaboration with Google Cloud, which is meant to connect G Suite tools and content with the global platform.

Google Hangouts, technically known as Hangouts Chat, is a text, audio, and video communication application that was first made available through Google's Gmail interface.

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