Google Hangouts redesigned to compete with Slack(theverge.com)

over 4 years ago from Brad McNally, Designer at Amazon

  • Andrew C, over 4 years ago

    This isn't at all what I want out of Google Hangouts. I initially used it because it was such a simple, lightweight accompaniment to Gmail for business communication. The way the chat popped up from the bottom of the window meant it communicated passively when people wanted to chat quickly without getting in the way. The fact that the new design takes up an entire tab or screen makes it much less useful or usable for that simple use case.

    But, fair enough, perhaps I'm in the minority and that's why they've changed.

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