Google has started rolling out a WhatsApp-like read receipt feature on Google Chat for its users. The feature will be available to all Google Workspace users in the coming weeks. However, unlike WhatsApp, read receipts would only be visible for one-to-one conversations and not for groups or virtual rooms.
Google announced in September that it would begin rolling out the feature on October 5th. “No earlier than October 5th, you will be able to see when your Google Chat direct messages have been viewed. This will only apply inactive chat windows for individual conversations on Android, iOS, and the web. avatar of the person you’re chatting with to the right of the last message they saw, “Google said in a blog.
So basically, if you ignore a message in Google Chat, the sender will know that you’ve read the message. All thanks to the new functionality.
“Read receipts will show a sender when a message has been read by the recipient or if the recipient has replied to a message from a notification. Read receipts won’t be visible in group messages or virtual rooms, “Google said on the blog.
Like Google, the feature was previously available in Hangouts, which was later renamed Google Chat.
Previously, Google had announced that it would become an integrated app. In a blog, Google stated that admins can move or migrate their users from classic Hangouts to Google Chat. If some people use the classic version of Hangouts and others use chat, it can lead to lost messages and become burdensome for administrators. And if you have a remote or distributed workforce, unifying your users on a single chat network can help everyone communicate successfully, ”said Google.
“Google Chat provides an integrated platform that makes team communication easy and efficient. This long-awaited integration will allow your users to communicate seamlessly, without interrupting tab switching,” the blog reads.
Google has started rolling out a WhatsApp-like read receipt feature on Google Chat for its users.
- Google has started rolling out a WhatsApp-like read receipt feature on Google Chat for its users.
- The feature will be available to all Google Workspace users in the coming weeks.
- Read receipts will show a sender when a message has been read by the recipient