Google seems to be redesigning Gmail, which allows you to collaborate with colleagues, use Google Docs and conduct all conversations through Google Meet without leaving Gmail. Twitter user Tahin Rahman (via) found a redesigned leaked image at the Google Cloud Next ’20: OnAir event via the Google website. Android police).
In the redesign, there are now tabs for mail, chat, rooms, and meetings. The “chat” tab looks like it can take you to a conversation with people, while the “room” seems to be a space for conversation based on the theme, similar to the Slack channel. The “Meetings”
Other slides published by Rahman show that in Gmail, you can have conversations and Google documents at the same time, so you can collaborate on documents and have real-time discussions. Obviously, you can even have a Google Meet video chat window in picture-in-picture mode, allowing you to not only discuss items during a call, but also view the chat and documents in front of you:
In January, it was reported that Google plans to unify its workplace tools and messaging apps under one mobile app, and it seems likely that these leaked slides will show the fruits of this labor. Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the company has rapidly strengthened collaboration tools, including renaming Hangouts Meet to Google Meet, adding new features to Meet (and making it free for everyone), and converting Hangouts Chat for enterprise users to Google chat