Join a space in Google Chat

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

When you leave a space, you can’t:

  • Rejoin unless another member adds or invites you.
  • Get updates on active conversation threads.

If you rejoin a space, you can view all message history. If someone removes you from a space, you’ll need to be invited again.

Tip: If the space is discoverable, you can rejoin at any time. Learn about discoverable spaces.

Join a space

  1. On your computer, open Google Chat or Gmail.
    • In Gmail: On the left, click Chat.
  2. Click New chat and then Browse spaces.
  3. Search for a space.
    • The spaces that you're invited to appear at the top of the list.
  4. To join the space, click Join.
  5. To open the space, click Open.
  6. Optional: To preview a space, click Preview.
    • When you preview a space, you can read messages, but you can't participate in the conversation or get notifications.

Leave a space

  1. On your computer, open Google Chat or Gmail.
    • In Gmail: On the left, click Chat.
  2. Next to a space name, click More options Leave and then Leave space.

Rejoin a space

  1. On your computer, open Google Chat or Gmail.
    • In Gmail: On the left, click Chat.
  2. Click New chat and then Browse spaces.
  3. Search for a space.
  4. Click Join.

Tip: You can delete a space you created. Learn how to delete a space.

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