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Google Chat

A messaging platform built for teams

  • Chat makes it easy for teams to be able to get their work done in one place. From direct messages to group conversations, Chat helps teams collaborate easily and efficiently. With dedicated, virtual rooms to house projects over time — as well as threaded conversations — Chat makes it simple to track progress and follow up tasks. Chat currently supports 28 languages and each room can support up to 8,000 members.

Deeply integrated with G Suite

Chat is offered to G Suite customers at no additional cost. Upload items from Drive, collaborate on Docs, Sheets, or Slides, join online meetings with Meet, or use Google’s powerful search to look up room members, past conversations and shared files. Drive bot lets you know when files are shared with you, comments are made or when people request access to your docs. And Meet bot integrates directly with Calendar to schedule meetings for you.

See all of your messages in one place

Collaborate in dedicated rooms

Easily create dedicated virtual rooms to keep projects organized and on track. Shared chat — including threaded conversations — plus shared files and tasks help you keep everyone on the same page. Chat supports external users, 28 languages and 8,000 members per room.

Collaborate in dedicated rooms

Tap into the best of G Suite

Use Chat to collaborate seamlessly on content with Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides. Easily find past conversations or files with Google’s powerful search, and let bots and smart suggestions help you connect with meeting participants and get more done, faster.

Tap into the best of G Suite

Search with the power of Google

Powerful, filterable search across Chat threads makes it easy to find what you need, when you need it. Search acts as a collective team memory, allowing you to review past discussions and decisions.

Chime in from anywhere

Seamlessly use Chat across your computer, phone and tablet via a web browser or native apps, so you can connect to your team from wherever you are.

Smarter chat with bots

Make conversations more efficient by interacting directly with deeply integrated Google bots and third-party apps.

Top questions about Chat

I’ve got an idea for a bot. How can I get started?

We’ve got the following resources available for you at the Developer Page.

How will this interact with the older version of Hangouts, the one that lives in my Gmail?

To help make your Chat experience seamless, classic Hangouts will still be available and is compatible with Chat.

How can I use Chat right away?

If you’re a current G Suite customer, Chat is free. Click here to get started right away.

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