Published on June 28, 2018 by Google

Hangouts Chat is more than just a messaging tool for user communication. It features a bot framework allowing developers to build bots that can retrieve information, automate tasks, or perform other heavy-lifting for users. While bots can respond synchronously to user requests, there are situations where asynchronous messages are needed. These include notifying users when long-running jobs have completed, alerts such as when a server goes down or when a new customer is added to the database. In this video, engineer Wesley Chun shows viewers the different ways the framework supports asynchronous messages and shows you how to use them.

● The bots are coming! Developing bots for Hangouts Chat” blog post & video →
● Hangouts Chat guide to using Service Accounts →
● Hangouts Chat REST API →
● Hangouts Chat incoming webhooks →
● Incoming webhook Quickstart sample (Python) →
● Thread keys guide (grouping messages in same conversation) →
● Bot samples & GitHub repo page →
● Attendance bot codelab (JS/Apps Script) →
● Hangouts Chat product launch blog post →
● Hangouts Chat developers launch blog post →
● “Transform the way you work… with Hangouts Chat bots” Google I/O 2018 session video →
● “Setting up new Google API projects” DevByte video →
● Google Developers Console →
● Google APIs Client Libraries →
● “Common Python code walkthrough” DevByte video →

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2 Comments on "Asynchronous messages in Hangouts Chat (The G Suite Dev Show)"

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David Tito
David Tito
18 days 7 hours ago

This is a good video I use Hangouts all the time to connect with #LocalGuides

jerome amon
jerome amon
18 days 22 hours ago

Thank you Wesley for this great video.