New Google Chat is coming..
Well, firstly its not “Google Chat” but just “Chat”
Chat is a new bet made by google after Allo, Duo in the messaging world. It is an attempt to replace SMS and compete with Apple’s iMessage and Facebook’s WhatsApp with the help of mobile phone operators.
Chat is not just any other new texting app. Rather it is something that will bring the Android texting experience closer to the iPhone’s iMessage. Google’s Users will not need to download another chat app or set up a new account.
Because Chat is based on a standard called the “Universal Profile for Rich Communication Services. It will automatically be turned on inside Android Messages, the OS’s default app for texting.
What makes it similar to iMessage is that if you are texting somebody who doesn’t have Chat enabled or is not an Android user, your messages will revert back to SMS.
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Finally in April, Google had paused its investment in Allo, focusing instead on Chat, a new standard to replace SMS
Now what Google wants is Chat to become a Universal Standard. It wants Chat to work same everywhere in every phone device. For this complicated messaging app, it had to corral more than 50 carriers and nearly a dozen manufacturers so that they accept this standard and this would be happening in the coming years.
Unlike WhatsApp’s end to end encryption, the Chat by Google won’t be end-to-end encrypted.
Also one can expect a desktop version of Chat to work on a computer. iMessage too works on both mobile and desktop computers.