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"Google Hangouts Chat" Bot

The new Google Hangouts Chat bots functionality seems really interesting.  It would be great to have a Google Hangouts Chat Bot, perhaps similar to the old Apps Butler, that could retrieve contact info for other employees, google groups membership info, etc.  The admin functionality would be useful as well, but secondary to functionality for my end users.

Also, clarifying that I am requesting this for the new Google Hangouts Chat, not the older Google Hangouts.

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    Peter Bilali commented
    October 01, 2018 12:31

    Hi Tim,

    Thanks for the idea! We're thinking about doing this via slack - does your organization use slack?

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    Guest commented
    October 01, 2018 14:16

    Hi Peter, we previously played around with Slack, but were already extensively using Google Hangouts and didn't find enough additional value to jump over to it.  For us, Hangouts Chat has the advantage of offering some of the benefits of Slack, while still allowing communication with users in our organization who are using the basic Hangouts.

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    Guest commented
    October 03, 2018 21:33

    I second this as well, even getting alerts in it would be great.

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