I do not know about you guys, but I am very much waiting for the Google Babel unified messaging service to be released. That would just simplify my life so much, getting every conversation in one place. And while we are waiting thinking about how the service could be, Tech Radar has published a few screenshots of the service already. The screenshots, which you can see above, are of the Google Babel web version, which you will be finding in your Gmail.
With just a glance at the screenshots, you can say that the chatting service has been revamped greatly, and is way better looking than what it is now. And the chat messages are now surrounded by a white box, giving it more class and making it feel like an Android app. You can add more people to your chat, and start a hangout using the buttons at the top left corner of the chat window. The hangout button is present there only even now. And there are various smiley faces to choose from, as you can see, and these include animals also now. And there is a separate section for hash tags, which is very interesting.
You can save chat history, as you can see the “Archive conversation” button, and you can enable chat notifications. That would be really impressive. And if you want to share photos directly from the Babel chat window, you will need a Google+ account. Google+ user Patric Dhawaan noticed the following message after moving messages to the trash:
“All conversations have been moved to the Trash. Because one or more are part of a Babel chat, these messages are still available in other Babel chat applications.”
And right now, we only know a few things about our next favorite messaging service, and the list of known things is as follows:
- Access the same conversation list from anywhere
- A new, conversation-based UI
- Advanced group conversations
- Ability to send pictures
- Improved notifications across devices
We can expect more info about the Babel to be officially made available at the Google I/O event which is going to happen from May 15 to May 17.
Source: Android Authority