Hangouts can be found in the Gmail sidebar and at hangouts.google.com. Google Chat, previously called Google Hangouts Chat, is Googles paid team chat service, provided as part of Google Workspace. If you use Gmail with a company email address, youre already a paid Google Workspace user, meaning you can use Chat.
Should I use Google Hangouts or chat?
Chat is the newer and preferred platform for messaging at work or school, but some organizations do still use classic Hangouts, and some use both apps. If youre not sure which you should use, check with your administrator. Chat is the newer and preferred messaging app.
Why is Google chat better than Hangouts?
Google Chat and Google Meet do offer a few upgrades over Hangouts. Google Chat is more like Slack or Microsoft Teams than iMessage or WhatsApp, offering easy access to features such as file sharing and chatting in groups, while Google Meet is a comprehensive video calling application in the Zoom mold.
What is bad about Google Hangouts?
Personal Use Only: Google Hangouts is extremely limited because its only meant for personal use. While this software is easy to use, its also extremely basic. It lacks recording space, business phone systems, and task management features.