Messaging interoperability between Google Chat and other platforms now generally available

Devdiscourse News Desk | California | Updated: 19-04-2024 17:48 IST | Created: 19-04-2024 17:48 IST


Gif Credit: Google Workspace Updates Blog

Google has announced the general availability of messaging interoperability between Google Chat, Microsoft Teams and Slack - powered by Mio - for Google Workspace customers.

The feature, launched in beta in August 2023, allows organizations that use Google Chat and other messaging platforms within their domain to provide a more seamless user experience.

Google Chat interoperability is now available to all Google Workspace customers including Business Starter, Business Standard, Business Plus, Essentials Starter, Enterprise Essentials, Enterprise Essentials Plus, Enterprise Standard, Enterprise Plus, Frontline Starter, Frontline Standard, and Nonprofits customers. It is worth mentioning that separate Mio licensing is required to leverage Mio's interoperability capabilities.

In a parallel development, Google is expanding the functionality to subscribe to Chat event notifications to all Workspace developers. Subscribing to Chat notifications allows Chat apps to respond to important actions in real-time.

"Google Workspace developers registered in our Developer Preview Program have been able to build Chat apps that can subscribe to Chat events using the Google Workspace Events API. We’re pleased to announce that as of today, this functionality is now available to all Workspace developers," Google wrote in a blog post on Thursday.

Chat apps can receive events about new memberships; new or removed reactions to a message; new, updated, or removed members in a space and changes to a space, such as the space name or description.

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