It’s time for the next installment of “The Messaging Mess,” an unintentional comedy series from Google. After focusing on Allo as a consumer messaging platform, Google has taken to removing features from Hangouts. At the same time, it’s launched a pair of business-oriented Hangouts services known as Meet and Chat. However, only Meet is generally available. Starting today, Meet has chat, but it’s not Hangouts Chat. It’s all so simple.
Hangouts Meet is Google’s business-oriented video conferencing app, not to be confused with the consumer 1-on-1 chat app Duo.
Hangouts Meet gets chat functionality, but Hangouts Chat is still unfinished was written by the awesome team at Android Police.