Google has announced that Chat users will now see suggested 1:1 chats based on current meetings in their Calendar. This means that the software giant will look at your Google Calendar to recognize 1:1 meetings that involve a single person. The good thing is that it doesn’t require the entry to be explicitly called 1:1 for the automatic recognition to trigger. After recognizing the 1:1 conversations in your calendar, you’ll see suggestions 10 minutes before and after the meeting.
With the new feature, Google wants to make it easier for users to share information and files before the start of the meeting. This feature will also help the meeting attendees know they’re running late or share quick follow-ups after a meeting is concluded. When this feature finds such entries related to 1:1 conversations, Google Chat will show a suggestion for that person at the top of the conversation list. Below the person’s name, a tiny icon will also appear with the event’s title in Google Calendar.
Google Chat 1:1 Conversations Suggestions
In addition to Google Chat, the suggested conversation shortcut will also appear at the top of the Chat section in Gmail on the web and mobile. Google Chat on mobile users will also notice the suggested conversation shortcut if the new feature finds a 1:1 conversation in Calendar. But note that this feature will not be available for personal Google accounts, and such users will not see Chat suggestions.
Speaking of availability, the Google Chat suggestions feature has already started rolling out from Monday and will be fully available to users in the coming weeks. Further, the feature will be available to customers with Google Workspace Essentials, Business Starter, Business Standard, and Business Plus subscriptions. Also, Chat suggestions will be available to Enterprise Essentials, Enterprise Standard, Enterprise Plus, and Educate Fundamentals and Education Plus customers. Users with G Suite Basic and Business and Nonprofits will also receive the feature.