Gchat Is Starting to Look Much More Like Google Hangouts

Some Gmail users noticed a big change to the Gchat feature on Tuesday, which now looks like a lot more like Google’s voice and video chat service, Hangouts.

The biggest visual update to Gchat is the inclusion of bubbled profile pictures next to each contact’s name. These images are pulled in from the user’s Google+ social network.

Google has incrementally been making Gchat an extension of its Hangouts — and now, it closely resembles it, too.



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