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

Add or remove people & bots from a room or group conversation

Important: If you use Google Chat on a personal account, you may not be able to interact with bots. Learn the differences between Google Chat account types.

To add people and bots to a room or group conversation in Google Chat, add them to the member list. You can also add them to a room or group conversation with an @mention.

Tips: 

  • As people move from classic Hangouts to Google Chat, previous group conversations won’t let members leave or add and remove people.
  • To give members the option to leave a room or conversation, or add and remove members, create a new group conversation or room in Google Chat. 
  • You can tell that a conversation or room is new if you click More options "" and have the option to ”Leave.”
Add people or bots to a room or group conversation
  1. ​Go to Google Chat or your Gmail account.
  2. ​On the left, select the room or group message.
  3. Click the room name or group conversation.
  4. Click More options ""and then Add people & bots.
  5. Enter the name or email of the person or group you want to add.
  6. Click Send.

Tips:

  • An email invite is sent to someone if:
    • They belong to another organization and the room was created by your Google Workspace account.
    • They haven’t had a 1:1 conversation with you before. 
  • Someone you invite to a room is added directly if:
    • You're in the same organization. 
    • They’ve had a 1:1 conversation with you before.
  • People added directly to rooms don't get email notifications. 
  • If you use a Google Workspace account, members of your organization may get an email invite or be directly added to a room or group conversation.
View members of a room or group conversation
  1. Go to Google Chat or your Gmail account.
  2. ​On the left, select the room or group conversation.
  3. Click More options ""and then View members.

Optional: To add more members to the room or group conversation, click Add add .

Remove people or bots from a room or group conversation

You can remove members from a room or group conversation. If you remove someone, they can’t participate in the room or group conversation. They also can’t view message history. 

If you added someone to the room as part of a group in Google Groups, you need to first remove them from the group, then remove them from the room. Or, you can remove the entire group from the room.

  1. Go to Google Chat or your Gmail account.
  2. On the left, select the room or group conversation.
  3. On the top, click the room name. Or, at the top right of the conversation, click More options "" and then View members.
  4. Point to the person and click More options "" and then Remove from room.
Invite a group to a room
If you use Google Chat on a personal account, you can’t invite Google Groups to rooms.
Create public rooms
If you use Google Chat on a Google Workspace account, your administrator can create a room that everyone in your organization can find. For example, your administrator can add a group named everyone@yourcompany.com to a room.

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