Internet search giant Google has started rolling out the redesigned Google Chat website to free accounts, as per a report by 9to5Google.
The company is migrating classic Hangouts users to Chat, suggests the report and now those who have personal Google Accounts can now download the Chat apps on Android or iOS, as well as the web client.
The new URL on which chat.google.com is redirecting users to is mail.google.com/mail/u/0/chat/#chat/welcome.
The UI of the new webpage looks like a Gmail web app with a top bar featuring the search bar, settings, and a dropdown to show if you’re “Active” or “Away.”
There is a navigation drawer that lists Chat conversation which includes both one-on-one and group conversations.
In related news, Gmail rolled out a new feature for its users that showed them all emails related to a specific address, including any aliases, when they search.
“An email alias is an alternate address for receiving mail, used in addition to a user’s primary address. There are many reasons why someone may use an alias email address, such as: Official name changes, Preferred names, Company rebrands, Acquisitions and subsidiaries,” Google had said in a blog post about the feature.