Google in a blog post, confirmed that Hangouts Meet is no longer a Hangouts product, and will now called Google Meet. The posts explains how Google Meet keeps video conferences protected, without making mention of “Hangouts Meet” at least for once, a product of its G Suite app lineup.
G Suite is basically a suite of cloud computing productivity tools and software, targeted at business users. With the current health situation around the world, a lot of people are now staying at home and rely on video conferencing tools, but with the recent security issues discovered in Zoom Google decided it’s a good moment to promote its own service.
Hangouts will remain a brand within Hangouts Chat. However, with the way Google loves to rename or even kill its own projects, it won’t be a surprise to see it renamed to Google Chat (although Gchat was already a thing). The rebranding of Hangouts Meet is already happening but will take some time to roll out to all business users across the globe.