Hangouts Chat

A messaging platform built for teams

  • Whether in a 1:1 chat or a dedicated group workspace, Hangouts Chat makes it easy to collaborate with your team in an organized way. Share and discuss Docs, Sheets, and Slides all in one place.
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Work seamlessly with other apps

Schedule meetings, create tasks, or get updates from your team right within Chat. In addition to useful integrations with G Suite apps, Chat connects to several third-party tools, helping you manage all of your work in one place.

Securely message your team from any device

Chat is built with leading enterprise-grade security including mobile device management, single-sign-on, two-factor authentication, admin settings, compliance, and Vault retention, holds, search & export.

Search with the power of Google

Powerful, filterable search across Hangouts 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 Hangouts 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 3rd party apps.

Top questions about Hangouts 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 Hangouts 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.