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Showing posts with label Google News. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Google News. Show all posts

Saturday

Google Hangouts Shut Down: What's Next?

Google Hangouts are gone, and the brand is moving users to Google Chat.

Google has officially ended Hangouts to promote the Google Chat service.

Google hangout was launched in 2013 and died in 2022.

Google Hangouts Shut Down, Rise of Google Chat: eAskme
Google Hangouts Shut Down, Rise of Google Chat: eAskme

Hangouts is a chat app that uses voice, videos, and text to chat with others. In July 2022, Google removed Hangouts from app stores and removed the chrome extension.

The fall of Google Hangout and the rise of Google Chat:

Google is replacing Hangout with Chat. Google chat is an alternative to Microsoft teams and Slack.

You can use Google workspace features like security tools, collaborate files, and group chats.

Users can also use rich text formats and emojis and send GIFs using Google Chat.

Hangout content and contacts will be migrated to Google chat. But you may lose some data.

To ensure you keep all the hangout data, Google has allowed users to download Hangout content using Google Takeout until January 2023.

According to the product manager for Google Chat, Ravi Kanneghanti, Google chat will receive new features like viewing and sharing multiple photos, direct calling, and in-line threading.

What is Next for Google Messaging App:

Google talk was the first messaging app from Google, which was launched in 2005.

The company has made multiple changes and more than a dozen efforts to take over the messaging business.

But most of the results were lower than expected.

Google still competes with iMessage, WhatsApp, and Facebook Messenger to dominate the messaging market.

Google has even launched Google+hangout, which could have been more successful.

Conclusion:

We already know that Google always tries to offer something best to its users and wants to rule every market.

But even though the products are good, it is okay that every user likes every single Google feature or service.

This is why Google has shut down many features and products such as Google Plus, Google lens, and now Google Hangouts.

Now only Google, but any company can only run a service if that service can bring fruitful results.

Hangouts still need to make people choose the app over WhatsApp, iMessage, and Messenger.

This time, Google is trying to lure users with Google Chats but making users shift from Google Hangouts to Google Chat. New features will also bring some positive results.

We are eagerly waiting to see what will happen to Google Chats now.

Will it become successful, or will Google also retire Google chats someday?

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Sunday

Google has Launched Passkey Support on Android and Chrome

Google is now making it possible to replace passwords with passkeys on chrome browsers and android devices.

It is an essential update as the new passkey feature will help users sign into their accounts without using the password.

Google is launching a Passkey update for Chrome Canary and Google Play Services Beta members.

Google has Launched Passkey Support on Android and Chrome: eAskme
Google has Launched Passkey Support on Android and Chrome: eAskme

If everything goes according to Google’s expectations, Passkey functionality will be rolled out to users worldwide.

Google Passkey support is in the Beta version and offers the following features:

  • Developers can build a passkey using Chrome with the help of WebAuthn API.
  • Users can create a passkey on Android devices.

Google Passkey offer Better User Experience and Security:

Google passkeys allow auto-fill password but only when it is unblocked by using bio-metric data such as Pin, Pattern, fingerprints, or facial recognition.

Passkey is the next step to ensure security and eliminate traditional security methods like OTP, SMS, etc.

According to Google, Passkey will replace the need for second-factor authentication.

To create a passkey, you must first confirm that you want to generate a passkey and authenticate your sign-in method. You can manage passkeys with Google password manager.

Brand Are working on Passkey Standards:

Brands like Google, Microsoft, Apple, etc., are working together to ensure worldwide support for passkeys/

Google will Launch Android-native API:

Google will launch Android-native API to ensure that apps work seamlessly with passkeys.

With Native API, users can choose if they want to use passwords or passkeys.

Conclusion:

Google is trying to upgrade apps' user security by enabling passkeys.

It is good to know that brands are seriously thinking about user security.

Do you prefer using password or passkey?

Do share your thoughts with us.

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Tuesday

Google has Updated Issue Categorization in Search Console

Google has introduced an issue classification system in Search Console.

Google has successfully updated the Search Console with item classification. Now search console will show issues, pages, and item classification.

Migration completed on 15th August 2022.

Google has Updated Issue Categorization in Search Console.: eAskme
Google has Updated Issue Categorization in Search Console.: eAskme

Google worked for months to ensure that search console users pay attention to issues.

Now, You will not see group URLs in Google Search Console.

Earlier, the Google search console was showing three URL classifications such as:

  • Valid
  • Warning
  • Error.

Now you will only see Two URL classifications such as:

  • Valid
  • Invalid

In Google Search Console, Valid means your content has some critical issue, and valid means your content does not have any issue.

Google has explained how this migration will impact reports.

Google Search Console Reports Update:

Google Search Console displays errors, warnings and good status using icons and colors rather than text.

 

You will see the following updates in individual Search Console reports:

AMP report:

In the first table, you will see the pages with critical issues.

In the second table, you will see pages with non-critical issues.

You can view good Amp pages when you click on "View data about valid AMP pages."

Coverage:

You will see both "valid with Warning" and "valid" pages in Indexed status.

In the Not Indexed status, you will find excluded and Error URLs.

You can view complete data in the form of charts and tables.

Core Web Vitals:

In Core Web Vitals, you will see pages with the need for Improvement and Good Pages.

Click "View data about usable pages" to view pages with good core web vitals.

Mobile Usability:

You will see Usable and Not usable.

You can easily find pages that have issues with mobile usability. Click on "View data about usable pages" to access usable data.

Rich Result Reports:

You will see two tables displaying pages with critical issues and non-critical issues.

Click on "View data about valid items" to view usable items.

URL Inspection tool:

You will see the following:

URL is on Google:

It means that URLs do not have critical errors.

URL is on Google but has issues:

It means the URL has a critical error that can affect your page's presence on Google.

URL is not on Google:

You will find pages with errors that are not indexed on Google, such as 404 or blocked by non-index.

Conclusion:

Google has only updated how they are displaying reports to you. 

You will not find any change in the reported data.

What do you think about the Google Search Console update?

Have you ever used Google Search Console?

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