Google Chat - Accelerated Transition Program

As announced in January, we’ll be transitioning G Suite users from classic Hangouts to the enterprise-grade Google Chat starting later this year. We are now accepting applications from domains that want to migrate to Chat on an accelerated timeline. As part of this program, you can expect the following experience:

  • New Gmail integration:
    An updated Gmail experience containing all the latest Chat features such as team Rooms, bots, and file sharing.
  • Collaboration with external users:
    Ability to add external users to Chat conversations in Rooms and 1:1 DMs.
  • Better, simplified communications:
    Access to classic Hangouts apps will be turned off, and all users in your domain will be migrated to the newest Chat product so that everyone can enjoy the benefits of secure, scalable enterprise team collaboration.

For more details, visit the Accelerated Transition Program Help Center