Google’s obsession with launching countless messaging apps has been all around documented as of late, yet recently, the organization has really been consolidating its confusing array of applications. They got a brief look at that the previous summer when Google uncovered an redesigned Gmail application with four distinct components: Mail, Chat, Rooms, and Meet. The application was simply accessible to Workspace (once G Suite) clients from the first, however now everybody can check it out.
As spotted by they, the new Gmail application features are currently accessible to most clients on the two iOS and Android, yet essentially downloading the latest version of the application isn’t sufficient to enable the feature. Since they are still in fact in the testing phase, you’ll need to physically enable Chat and Rooms to see them.
Naturally, you’ll just see the Mail and Meet tabs at the bottom of the Gmail application, yet in the event that you need to turn on Chat and Rooms, these are the means that you need to follow from inside the iOS or Android application:
- Tap on the menu icon at the top left corner of the app
- Tap on Settings near the bottom of the menu
- Choose a personal Gmail account
- Under General, tap on the toggle next to Chat (early access)
- Tap Try it on the pop up that appears
- Tap Close Gmail to restart the application and empower the component
Now, the Gmail application will close itself, yet after reopening the application, you should see the Chat and Rooms tabs on the base bar close by Mail and Meet. You’ll get a short tutorial that will disclose how to utilize the new tabs, and from that point forward, you’re all set. On the off chance that you likewise end up having the independent Google Chat application installed on your gadget, you’ll see a brief inquiring as to whether you need to turn notices off so you will not get two without fail.
The feature is additionally accessible on the web, and you can activate it by following these means:
- Visit https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#settings/chat in your browser
- Under Chat, click the bubble next to Google Chat instead of Classic Hangouts
- Click OK on the pop up that appears and then click Save Changes
You should now see the new Chat and Rooms sections on the left side of the page.
It’s fairly inexplicable that it took Google this long to merge a bunch of services that likely never ought to have been isolated regardless, however in the event that you every now and again utilize Google’s suite of messaging tools, having every one of them inside the equivalent application ought to be a welcome change. Journalists at The Verge guaranteed that they couldn’t empower Chat on their work email accounts, however it worked for both my own and work accounts. Your mileage will be unique.