Are you still relying on WhatsApp for workplace communication, but finding its limited features and security concerns a challenge? Google Chat might just be the ideal solution for you. Improving the communication process has always been a priority for Google, and with Google Chat, the aim is to streamline interactions between colleagues and friends. This instant messaging and collaboration tool merges real-time messaging, file sharing, video conferencing, and task management, simplifying communication and ensuring efficient sharing of information and resources.

This article delves into Google Chat’s 2023 enhancements, aiming to enrich and refine the chatting experience.

1. Powered by Duet AI

Integrating Duet AI fully into Google Workspace has transformed Google Chat from a mere chatting tool into a user’s ultimate collaboration assistant. With Duet AI’s assistance, users can now pose queries directly to the AI, which then sifts through their email records or cloud drive data to generate corresponding answers.

Additionally, the newly added Smart Compose feature in Google Chat suggests contextual sentences after users input simple text, effectively saving time and keystrokes. This feature currently supports commonly used languages such as English, French, Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese.

2. Collaboration for Large Teams

Communication aims at fostering collaboration. Google has announced a significant increase in the maximum capacity of individuals within a single Google Chat group from 8,000 to 50,000. This upgrade ensures even the largest organizational setups can accommodate all their employees within a single chat group.

The introduction of “Huddles,” impromptu audio conversations supported by Meet within Google Chat, enables users to engage in voice communication without the need for separate meeting links.

3. Enhanced Communication Security

Benefiting from Google Workspace’s inherent security features (such as blocking over 99.9% of spam emails, phishing, and malware) and zero-trust security, Google Chat now includes real-time data loss prevention warnings to prevent accidental leaks of sensitive information during conversations.

To enhance internal communication privacy and security, Google plans to introduce content moderation within the Workspace management control center, providing security administrators with a centralized event review tool.

4. Streamlined and Convenient Interface

Integrated Interface: Google has integrated Gmail, Google Chat, and Google Meet into a single window, allowing users to view different service tools within the same interface, streamlining workflow without the need for constant switching.

Label Functionality: Users can create custom labels for chat groups (such as starred, important, etc.), aiding in quicker classification of different chat group categories.

Enhanced Search: Google Chat has bolstered its search capabilities with suggested queries, auto-complete, and “did-you-mean suggestions,” enabling users to easily find specific conversation records, files, or links within chat groups by entering specific keywords in the search bar.


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This article is rewritten from Google’s official blog: Source 1, Source 2.