Google Chat

Google is replacing their “Hangouts” instant messaging platform with “Chat”, which will change your experience if you use Hangouts messaging in Gmail or in mobile apps. Brown will be making this change on October 20, and we can help you prepare. New features will include support for group conversations for members of a Google Group via “Rooms”, as well as new Chat integration in the Gmail mobile app. In addition to these new features, there are a few considerations to be aware of before October 20.  Existing conversations with groups of multiple people in Hangouts will need to be recreated in Google Chat, and the Google Hangouts mobile app will no longer function with your Brown Google account. The Gmail or Google Chat apps will be required instead, to maintain functionality on mobile platforms. For more information on what to expect, please read our IT Help article to learn more: https://ithelp.brown.edu/kb/articles/1609

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