google-babel-code

More Babel stuff comes to us from the Google OS Blog today. Hidden inside Gmail HTML code (above) is the following:

“Some of the new features:

* A new, conversation-based UI
* Advanced group conversations
* Send pictures
* Improved notifications across devices.”

That sounds a lot like Hipchat, our group messaging platform of choice around the office here. There is also some code that indicates that you can switch between the new Babel interface and the current one but that might be a temporary measure to let people transfer at their own pace.

With Babel already starting to show itself, is it possible that Google expects to hold on this one for another month until I/O or will we see it sooner?