Google Chat is going to look more like Slack or Teams

What you need to know

  • Google Chat is rolling out updates for web and enterprise users, which will make the messaging app look more like Slack or Teams.
  • The updates include a “refreshed user interface” and the launch of a new “Huddles” function.
  • Duet AI, which was made generally available to Google Workspace users, is also coming to Chat.

Google has a longstanding history of redesigning its products and features to make them increasingly more user-friendly. Now, the tech giant is turning its attention to Google Chat. 

The brand announced in a blog post today that changes are coming through the pipeline in the form of a UI redesign and new productivity tools for Google Chat, focusing on web and enterprise users.