This year, Google has steadily changed its way to provide services to its users. In the latest news, the Google Chat within the Gmail app is receiving its native audio and video call option. The update is available for both Android and iOS users.
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Lately, Google has crystallized the experience of different apps into a single platform. The company aims to provide an effortless and quick experience to its users. For which, it has been emphasized consolidating the experience.
The new feature will enable Gmail users to start or join a meeting or audio call from within its Google Chat service. As of now, the option is available only for one-on-one chats. That means you still have to find another option if you’re looking to make a conference call.
“As some teams begin to return to the office, while others remain distributed, we hope this makes it easier to connect with your colleagues in the hybrid work world. This feature will allow you to seamlessly switch between chat to a video or audio call when needed, helping you collaborate and move your work forward,” says Google.
The feature works simply on a 1-on-1 Google Chat screen by tapping on the phone or video icon from the top right corner. Also, the rollout will be incremental thus, you will have to wait till the icon is made available for you.