Every other day we’re finding out more things about Google Babel, the rumoured unified chat service which Google looks to be readying for public access. Rumours have included Google ‘dogfooding’ Babel to its employees, a rumour which seems to be verified by a Gmail page accessible on Google’s own sites.
In this snapshot, there’s a few things we can glean:
Upgrade Chat to Babel! Babel is Google’s new messenger with clients for Android, iOS, Chrome, Google+ and Gmail. Access the same conversation list from Anywhere!
A new, conversation-based UI
Advanced Group conversations
Improved notifications across devices
The snippet also references a screenshot of the Babel client working inside Gmail, which we’ve included to the right for your consideration.
How are your thoughts on Babel shaping up? Are you excited for Google I/O or whenever the release of Babel occurs? We’re excited; Google has too many un-integrated chat services at the moment, and a nice integrated solution drawing in Google Talk, Google+ Messenger and Hangouts, with their various mobile apps, would be fantastic.
Will it be out at Google I/O? Will we see it sooner? Later? Who knows! What’s your bet?