Google recently announced that a major redesign is on its way for its Chat app on Android and iOS. This update will bring new features, improved user experience, and a modern look and feel to one of the most popular messaging platforms.
As per the details, the new update of Google Chat will add a new bottom navigation bar with four tabs or sections that correspond to the upcoming web version including Home, Direct Message, Spaces, and Mentions.
Moving on, there will be now just one Chat tab between email and Meet in the bottom bar instead of Chat and Spaces. The four new parts of the service appear in a floating pill-shaped container just above the bottom bar with a new chat FAB at the right.
You will also get an unread badge for each section, as well as a unified count in the bottom bar. However, this redesign will be rolled out to Chat on Android and iOS in the coming weeks for all Google Workspace customers and users with personal Google Accounts.