Google Chat Beta Enables Cross-Platform Messaging with Microsoft Teams and Slack

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Google Chat has introduced a new beta feature that facilitates seamless cross-platform messaging between Google Chat and other chat services like Microsoft Teams and Slack. This enhancement comes as part of Google’s ongoing efforts to improve its communication and collaboration tools.

While the beta feature brings convenience, it does require a subscription to the Milo interoperability service. Google aims to address the challenges of communication happening across various channels and tools. Partnering with Mio, a leader in collaborative interoperability solutions, Google aims to streamline communication experiences for users by allowing messages from Google Chat to be automatically sent to other platforms.

According to Google, this feature will enable users to stay on Google Chat while sending messages to colleagues using Microsoft Teams, Slack, Webex, and Zoom Team Chat. Core features like secure file sharing, message editing and deletion, emojis, GIFs, reactions, and threaded messages will be supported across platforms.

The new cross-platform messaging feature is currently in beta and available for Google Workspace business accounts to test. Interested parties can sign up for the beta test on Milo’s website and discuss pricing details. Google and Milo intend to make this feature generally available to all business users in early 2024.

This enhancement reflects Google’s commitment to enhancing communication and collaboration experiences for its users and underscores the growing importance of interoperability in the modern workplace.

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Vasyl Kolomiiets
Vasyl Kolomiiets
I'm Vasyl Kolomiiets, a seasoned tech journalist regularly contributing to global publications. Having a profound background in information technologies, I seamlessly blended my technical expertise with my passion for writing, venturing into technology journalism. I've covered a wide range of topics including cutting-edge developments and their impacts on society, contributing to leading tech platforms.

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