Add or remove someone in a space

To add more people to a space in Google Chat, add them to the member list or mention them directly in the space.

Tips: If you use Chat with a Google Workspace account:

  • You can add a Google Group to the space. Learn how to add a Google Group to a space.
  • Your administrator can create a space that everyone in your organization can find. For example, your administrator can add a group named everyone@yourcompany.com to a space.

Add someone in a space

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Chat app or Gmail app .
    • In Gmail: At the bottom, tap Chat .
  2. In the bottom navigation menu, tap Spaces .
  3. Open a space.
  4. At the top left, tap the space name and then Manage members.
  5. Under "Members," tap Add people .
  6. Enter the name or email of the person or group you want to add.
  7. At the top right, tap Done.

Tips:

  • To quickly add a new person to a space, in the reply area, enter @ followed by the person’s name.
  • To view people that you’ve invited to the space, tap Manage members and then Invited.

Learn how space invites work

  • An email invite is sent to someone if:
    • They haven’t had a conversation with you before.
    • They belong to another organization and the space was created by your Google Workspace account.
  • Someone you invite to a space is added directly if:
    • They’ve had a conversation with you before.
    • You're in the same organization.
    • People added directly to spaces don't get email notifications.
  • If you have a Google Workspace account, members of your organization may get an email invite or added directly to a space.

Remove someone from a space

Important: If you have the ability to manage members, you can remove members from a space. After you remove someone, they can't:

  • Participate in the conversation.
  • View that space’s message history.
  • Access shared files in the space.
  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Chat app or Gmail app .
    • In Gmail: At the bottom, tap Chat .
  2. In the bottom navigation menu, tap Spaces .
  3. Open a space.
  4. At the top left, tap the space name and then Manage members.
  5. To the right of the person or group name, tap More options and then Remove from space.

Tip: If a person was added as part of a Google Group, remove them from the group first and then from the space.

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