Get started with Google Chat

Use Google Chat to message and collaborate:

You can use Google Chat:

  • On your mobile device:
    • For Android or iOS, download the Chat app.

      Android iOS

    • To communicate, connect, and collaborate in one place, use Google Chat in Gmail.
      • Tip: If you don’t find Chat in Gmail, you may need to turn it on in Gmail settings.

Sign in to Google Chat

Important: To use Chat, you need a Google Account. Learn how to create a Google Account.

Tip: You’ll find the same name and profile photo in Chat from your Google Account. Learn how to change your Google Account info.

Use Chat in Gmail, in its own tab or window, or as a Chrome app

Chat in Gmail

Communicate, connect, and collaborate in one place. Learn how to use Chat in Gmail.

  • Tip: If you don’t find Chat in Gmail, you may need to turn it on in Gmail settings.

Go to Gmail settings

Open Chat in its own tab or window Access Chat in a separate tab or window in your browser. Open Chat
Chat Chrome app To simplify your experience, get Chat as a native app in Chrome. Learn how to install the Chat standalone app.

Use Chat at work or school

If you have a work or school account that’s part of Google Workspace, you can use Chat to communicate in large spaces, small groups, or with another person. Learn to work efficiently in chats and spaces.

Tip: Before you use Chat, your organization needs to set up Chat. If you don’t see Chat, reach out to your administrator. Learn how to find your administrator.

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