Google has integrated its Google Chat messaging workspace and group rooms with Gmail. The feature was previously only available to enterprise users. However, Google now makes the integrated workspace available to personal Gmail account holders. This merger follows the COVID-19 disruption that has kept many people within four walls.
Social distancing is a vital part of everyday life, and it will not be going away anytime soon. However, top tech companies have been working hard to create new features to aid people adapt to the new world. Mountain View’s tech company has continued the tradition by making the Google Chat feature and the group Room available free to users.
Once activated, the feature will open four tabs at bottom of screen. Although Mail and Meet are already available for a few months now, Google says that the integrations allow users to quickly join a video chat from a mobile chat and forward a message to your Inbox [or] create tasks from a message.” Here is the step-by-step guide to the new workspace features in Gmail.
How do I activate chat, rooms on Gmail’s mobile app?
Step 1: Open Gmail on your smartphone and tap Settings.
Step 2: If you have more than one account, choose the one you wish to add Google Chat.
Step 3: Scroll down, and Chat (Early Access), with a checkbox under the General option.
Step 4: Tap the box to ask whether you would like Google Chat in Gmail.
Step 5: The pop-up alert box informs you about potential bugs. Press Try to confirm.
Step 6: Once you’re done, there will be four tabs that display Chat and Rooms.
How to activate chat, rooms on Gmail.
It’s the same process as in the mobile app. All you have to do is to go to Settings>All settings > Chat and meet > Google Chat (Early access) > Save your changes. You are now ready to start creating group chats and individuals directly from your inbox. Before you rush to grab the Gmail app and start creating group chats or individuals from your inbox, make sure that the app has been updated on Google Play Store.