Google rebranded Hangouts Chat to Google Chat earlier this yr, and since then, the corporate has been engaged on making it a extra engaging providing with new additions like a dark theme. Final month, we learned that read receipts would be coming to the platform, and would not ya realize it, now the function is beginning to roll out proper on schedule.

Learn receipts will likely be out there to all Google Workspace clients. When speaking inside a 1:1 direct message dialog, you can see slightly icon of the recipient’s avatar that permits you to know the final message they’ve seen. The learn receipts will show in two eventualities: when a consumer is within the dialog and has seen the message, or once they’ve replied to it from a notification.

Customers will have the ability to see learn receipts in lively chat home windows for one-on-one conversations on Android, iOS, and the net. Proper now, this function is not increasing to group messages or rooms, though I am certain that is solely a matter of time. With this newest addition, Google continues the pattern of introducing a function into an app that was already current in that app’s earlier incarnation. Hangouts traditional had learn receipts again in — checks notes — 2013. Effectively, no less than Google Chat is getting nearer to attaining full function parity because the long-rumored transition continues.