Google Chat is probably not widespread amongst normal shoppers, however it does have extra use in enterprise settings, particularly since G Suite admins picked up the power emigrate to it from Hangouts earlier this 12 months. It is a small high quality of stay enchancment, however for groups utilizing Google Chat, now you can set your standing to away straight from Gmail.
Domains nonetheless utilizing Hangouts can not directly get in on the motion as effectively by disabling the “present if you have been final lively setting.” In accordance with Google, the characteristic is rolling out as we communicate to Gmail’s internet shopper, in addition to the iOS app. It is not stay but on Android, however it’s coming quickly. Admins additionally need not do something to show this on (in truth, they haven’t any management over it in any respect), however end-users can now toggle to a distraction-free “away” state when and as required. The characteristic is on the market to most G Suite prospects, excluding Necessities.
Earlier this 12 months, Google began lastly began tidying up the mess that’s the Hangouts to Chat transition, which is predicted to kick into full swing early subsequent 12 months.