As we just broke the news on , Google has a secret group messaging project that was built from within their confines: Disco . Slide, which Google bought last year , are the ones responsible for the app. And since word is that they're allowed to run autonomously within the company as their own startup of sorts, the app probably doesn't have anything to do with Google's broader social strategy. Still, it's a group messaging app that Google owns. So how is it? Well, it's very barebones right now. We've been playing around the app every since we stumbled upon it, and it's pretty safe to say at this point that it's not yet a GroupMe/Fast Society/Kik/Beluga/textPlus-killer. But it is also still in beta, and the iPhone app design implies that it will expand beyond its current shell which is little more than a way to organize group text messages.