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

See if someone’s immediately available



When you have an urgent question, you might not want to wait for a meeting or an email reply. If someone’s online in Google Chat, you can send them a quick message and get an immediate response.

Check someone's availability in Chat or Gmail:

  • "" Available
  • "" Do not disturb
  • "" Away (in last 15 minutes)
  • "" Away (more than 15 minutes)


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