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Leave or rejoin a space

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.

Leave a space

  1. Go to Google Chat or your Gmail account.
  2. Next to a space name, click More options ""and then Leave.
  3. Click Leave space.

Rejoin a space

  1. Open Google Chat or your Gmail account.
  2. Next to 'Spaces', click Create or find a space ""and then Browse spaces.
  3. Enter the space name.
  4. Click Add "".
Tip: If you create a space, you can delete it. Learn how to delete a space.
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