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Quick launch summary

We’ve made some changes to the colors and layout of the Hangouts Chat apps on Android and iOS devices. These changes will make it easier to keep track of your chats and stay organized. One of the biggest changes you’ll notice is that the single list of “People,” “Rooms,” and “Bots” is now two tabs: “People” and “Rooms.” Bots will now be included in the “People” tab, making it easier to find a single contact.

People tab, which now includes bots, on iOS

Rooms tab on Android
Additionally, we’ve removed the filter at the top of these tabs to simplify how you navigate the app. To find people, bots, and rooms, search using the magnifying glass at the top of the screen or start a conversation by clicking the “+” button in the bottom right corner.

These changes are available starting today and will be rolling out on Android beginning next week.

Availability

Rollout details

G Suite editions

  • Available to all G Suite editions

On/off by default?

  • These changes will be ON by default.

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