The sources further said Google was in the early stages of development of the application, which will not make it mandatory to use a Google login.


If launched, the mobile app will compete in the mobile chat space with the likes of WhatsApp, Line and Hike.


The Mountain View, California-based company is also looking at localisation, by adding Indian language support and voice-to-text messaging, the sources said.


While a Google spokeswoman said the company did not comment on speculation.