See also:

Google Duo, Hangouts, and Messages

The future of online communication is unclear.

Online communication has become ubiquitous and has taken up a variety of different forms. For some, it includes Skyping with their teammates while for others, it is more commonly iMessaging with their family. Nowadays, Google delivers not one but four options for communicating within its ecosystem. Google's offerings currently include:

  • Android Messages. Messages is Google's messaging app for Android phones.
  • Google Duo. Google Duo is presented as a simple video calling app.
  • Google Hangouts. Classic Hangouts are split into Hangouts Chat and Hangouts Meet, both of which are primarily used by businesses for team collaboration.

Prior to March 2019, Google supported the messaging app Allo.

Last updated on 8/13/2019 by Anton Vasetenkov.