Google Meet worked well in our tests—much the same as traditional Hangouts.

Over Google's history, the company has launched over a dozen voice and text chat apps.

Google Talk and Wave are long gone, but with the new Meet and Chat apps, the search giant still supports a half-dozen chat apps.

It's Chrome-only for now—but you can still use Hangouts' mobile apps to join Meet calls.

Then, sometime soon, Meet will gain a text chat sidekick: Google Hangouts Chat.

Recently, Google split text chat off into a brand new app that has more in common with Slack than IM, along with a redesigned version of of their video chat. It's much the same as Hangouts—in fact, it appears to be using the very same backend service, just on a different domain and with a refreshed UI. You'll book appointments first in Google Calendar, then open meet.and jump on the call when it's time.

For the most part, Meet is the same as Hangouts' video calls—only with a fresh new design focused just on video chat.You can't start a call directly from Meet yet—but you can schedule a video call in Google Calendar, and join it from Meet. You'll see a list of your upcoming meetings as in the top screenshot on this article.Tap the correct meeting, then join the video call much as you would for a standard Hangouts video.It's also deeply integrated with the rest of G Suite, so you can share documents and manage appointments right from chat.bot which, similar to Google Assistant in Allo chats, will help you find appointments and other info from your Google account.Vote for the integration and get notified when it's available.