Gmail is integrating Google Chat, Rooms, and Meet to take on Microsoft and Slack

True to Google’s penchant for just announcing things , the company has unveiled a grand redesign of Gmail for G Suite business users ahead of . The app isn’t so much “Gmail” anymore as it is a unified app for all of Google’s communication platforms: Gmail, Chat, Rooms, and Meet.

It will be available as an “early access preview” to G Suite customers this week and roll out to all G Suite customers later this year. As for the consumer version of Gmail, it seems as though little will change in the short term. Google says that it is “actively thinking through how and when to bring this experience to the consumers who might want it.”

Javier Soltero, who rolled in to Google last...