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Google recently announced that "Google Chat" will soon be available to chat with people outside from G Suite organizations (ref). Inviting a @gmail.com user sends and invitation to use https://chat.google.com.

Previously, "Google Chat" was referred as "Google Hangouts Chat". This change is mentioned in a banner on the Google Chat Help.

Hangouts Chat is now Google Chat. You might temporarily see references to both names until this change rolls out everywhere.

Several years ago "Google Chat" was the web version of Google Talk.

On Web Applications, currently points to

Should we keep the tags as they are or should we do some changes?


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  • It's a bit problematic as many posts there (all but the most recent ones) literally meant the chat of hangouts, i.e.they need to at least get changed to google-hangouts.
    – LWC
    Apr 7, 2021 at 18:20
  • That is not something new as google-hangouts-chat always was intended to be used for questions about the app that is now called google-chat. Apr 7, 2021 at 18:49
  • Then I think it should remain as such while google-chat should be standalone.
    – LWC
    Apr 7, 2021 at 21:31

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