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Join a space in Google Chat

When you’re invited to join a space, you can preview the space and view its message history.

Join a space from Gmail or Chat 

  1. Open Google Chat or your Gmail account.
  2. At the top left, click Start a chat "".
  3. Click Browse spaces. The spaces that you're directly invited to appear at the top of the list. To find a space, enter its name.
  4. Optional: To preview a space, point to the space name and click Preview. When you preview a space, you can read messages, but you can't participate in the conversation or get notifications.
  5. To join the space, in the preview, click Add "" or Join.
  6. To open the space, click Open.
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