Hangouts Chat is now Google Chat. You might temporarily see references to both names until this change rolls out everywhere.

Google Chat cheat sheet

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A messaging platform built for teams. Whether in a 1:1 chat or a dedicated group workspace, Google Chat makes it easy to collaborate with your team in an organized way. Share and discuss files from Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides all in one place.

Get Chat: Web (chat.google.com)Android, or iOS

1. Send messages to an individual or group""

Where to search for people, message a person or a group, or hide a conversation   1 Search for people and spaces or words and phrases in messages
  2 Click Add "" to search for a person or group. To chat with several people, select Start group conversation
  3 Select a person or group to chat with. Enter your message and click Send ""
  4 Next to a person or conversation, click More "" to:
  • Adjust notifications
  • Leave a conversation with the option to return
  • Block a person or space
  • Hide or delete a conversation

2. Create a space for your team""

Use features for creating a space, such as browse, add people, and start a conversation    1 Click Add ""and thenCreate space "". You can then name the space, add people to it, and set restrictions
  2 Click a space name to:
  • View members
  • Add people and bots
  • Set notifications
  • Leave a conversation
  3 Click a message to start a new conversation

3. Work with Chat""

Find features to do tasks, such as search, start video meetings, and upload files    1 Click Settings "" to manage notifications, blocked people and spaces, and more
  2 Next to a message, click Add "" to insert a file from Google Drive "", add a Google Calendar event "", or (spaces conversations only) create a new file in Docs, Slides, or Sheets
  3 In a message, you can:
  • Insert emojis or GIFs
  • Upload a file
  • Start a video meeting
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