Set up classic Hangouts for Google Workspace

If you are an administrator who is ready to start using classic Hangouts with your team, review the recommended steps below to get started.

As an administrator...

  1. Turn on classic Hangouts in Google Workspace

    To let users chat using classic Hangouts, turn on the classic Hangouts service.

    New organizations and users should use the new Google Chat. Follow our easy Quick Start Guide.

  2. Install classic Hangouts on all your devices

    Install the classic Hangouts app on your mobile and desktop devices to make sure classic Hangouts is available when and where you need it.

  3. Turn chat history on or off for users

    Set the default option for chat history and specify whether users can change their history setting for each conversation.

  4. Support your classic Hangouts users

    Make sure your classic Hangouts users have the information they need to get started.

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