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Turn off chat in Docs, Sheets & Slides

Users can chat with each other inside the Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides files they are working on together with classic Hangouts chat. 

G Suite administrators can turn off chat inside Docs, Sheets, and Slides by turning off Google Hangouts. See Turn Hangouts on or off for users.

Conditions that automatically turn off chat

Chat in Docs, Sheets, and Slides is automatically turned off for users under 13 years of age. Also, some chat history and sharing settings automatically disable chat in Docs, Sheets, and Slides. For example, chat is disabled when you:

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