Create a room

Create a room in Google Chat for conversations where people can come and go. Rooms are typically used for ongoing, long-term chats.

You can allow people outside your organization to join a room, but you must do so when you create the room. If you allow external people in a room, they must either have a G Suite account with another organization or a personal Google Account (usually ending in @gmail.com). 

  1. Open Chat.
  2. At the top left, click Find people, rooms, bots.
  3. Click Create room.
  4. Enter a name for the room.
  5. (Optional) Check Allow people outside your organization to join.

    Important: You can't change this setting after you click Create. If you want to allow external people in the room, you must check this box now. 
     
  6. Click Create.
  7. Click Add people & bots.
  8. Enter names or email addresses, or select from the suggestions. Suggestions include everyone in your organization, even if they don't have Google Chat. Repeat for each invitee.
  9. Click Send
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