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Google Chat and classic Hangouts settings

The administrator settings for both classic Hangouts and Chat have been combined in the Google Admin console. Now there's one place where you can control all the chat settings for your organization.

Where to find chat settings

All Google Chat and classic Hangouts settings can be found on the “Google Chat and classic Hangouts” settings page in the Admin console. These settings apply to both services, except for the differences noted below.

Admin console setting Service it controls
Chat History on or off

Both services

Classic history setting applies to both services when classic Hangouts is turned on.

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Room History on or off

Chat only

Feature does not exist in classic Hangouts.

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Chat externally with people outside domain

Both services

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Show status to people outside your organization

Classic Hangouts only

In Chat, status is automatically shown to anyone in your organization and external people that you message.

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Warn users before sending external messages

Classic Hangouts only
(external users will always show “External” marker in Chat)

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Require chat invitations for users in your organization

Both services

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Allow rooms with people outside your organization

Chat only

Feature does not exist in classic Hangouts.

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Allow users to install bots

Chat only

Feature does not exist in classic Hangouts.

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