Classic Hangouts will be replaced by Google Chat. Learn about the switch from classic Hangouts to Google Chat.

Add or remove people & bots from a space 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 space or group conversation in Google Chat, add them to the member list. You can also add them to a space 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 space or conversation, or add and remove members, create a new group conversation or space in Google Chat. 
  • You can tell that a conversation or space is new if you click More options "" and have the option to ”Leave.”
Add people or bots to a space or group conversation
  1. Open the Chat app "" or Gmail app "".
  2. Open a space or group conversation.
  3. At the top left, tap the space name or conversation participants and then Add people & bots.
  4. Enter a name, group, or email address, or select from the suggestions.
  5. At the top right, tap Done "".
View members of a space or group conversation
  1. Open the Chat app "" or Gmail app "".
  2. Open a space or group conversation.
  3. At the top left, tap the space name or the conversation participants.
  4. Under “Members,” the names of space members or conversation participants appear.
  5. Optional: To add more members to the space or group conversation, tap Add people & bots.
Remove people or bots from a space or group conversation

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

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

  1. Open the Chat app "" or Gmail app "".
  2. Open a space or group conversation.
  3. At the top left, tap the space name or the conversation participants.
  4. Under “Members,” next to the person's name, tap More options ""and then Remove from space.
Invite a group to a space
If you use Google Chat on a personal account, you can’t invite Google Groups to spaces.
Create public spaces
If you use Google Chat on a Google Workspace account, 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.

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