Hangouts settings

This feature is only available with G Suite Enterprise and G Suite Enterprise for Education.

From the security health page, you can monitor the configuration of the Hangouts out of domain warning setting.

Hangouts out of domain warning

By enabling this setting, you provide a warning to users when they’re having a Hangout with users of an external domain. As an administrator, this also provides you with more visibility into how users communicate with users outside your domain.

For more details, see the table below.

Setting Hangouts out of domain warning
Status Specifies how many organizational units this setting is disabled for

Recommendation

Enable the Hangouts out of domain warning for all of your organizational units. Users will receive a warning when they attempt to chat with other users of an external domain. This reduces the risk of data leaks.

How to enable the Hangouts out of domain warning

In the Google Admin console, go to Apps > G Suite > Google Hangouts > Chat settings, and check Warn users when having a Hangout outside [your domain].

For more details and instructions, see Classic Hangouts chat settings, and go to Sharing options.

Effect on your users

Users will receive a popup warning message in the Hangouts window when chatting with other users of an external domain.

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