Chromebooks don’t come with a lot of apps out of the box. You’ll find Chrome, the Play Store, Gmail, and a selection of other Google apps and utilities on first boot. Google is considering expanding that list of pre-installed Chrome OS apps to include Google Meet and Google Chat, according to a pair of new feature flags.
As per 9to5Google who stumbled upon these feature flags:
These two feature flags read:
Default Chat web app
Default Meet web app
Google Meet is a popular service, used by businesses and consumers alike over the past year. It makes a lot of sense that Google is considering preinstalling it on Chrome OS, especially when one considers that Google Meet may eventually supplant Duo
Google Chat’s presence is a bit more inexplicable. Yes, Chat replaces Hangouts in theory, but it still remains targeted at businesses first and foremost. Google has Messages for consumers, at…