There might be only one real criteria for the best chat app for your team: How easy it is for everyone to use.With dozens of great video and text chat apps for teams–each of which include quite similar features–the deciding factor is often down to the way your team works.You'll make groups to keep chats focused and can reply directly to any message to turn it into a sub-conversation.Or you can message individuals for one-to-one chats inside your company.You can't start a call directly from Meet yet—but you can schedule a video call in Google Calendar, and join it from Meet. You'll see a list of your upcoming meetings as in the top screenshot on this article.Tap the correct meeting, then join the video call much as you would for a standard Hangouts video.
Its only problem is is the same: It drains your battery and kicks in your laptop's fans on longer calls.Vote for the integration and get notified when it's available.Hangouts Chat is focused on ongoing conversations between teams in your company.Recently, Google split text chat off into a brand new app that has more in common with Slack than IM, along with a redesigned version of of their video chat. It's much the same as Hangouts—in fact, it appears to be using the very same backend service, just on a different domain and with a refreshed UI. You'll book appointments first in Google Calendar, then open meet.and jump on the call when it's time.For the most part, Meet is the same as Hangouts' video calls—only with a fresh new design focused just on video chat.