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

Leave or rejoin a space

You can leave and rejoin any space created in Google Chat. If you leave a space, you won't get updates or be able to post messages unless you rejoin it. 

If you rejoin a space, you can view all message history, including messages that you missed. If you're removed from a space by someone else, you must be reinvited before you can rejoin.

Leave a space

  1. Open the Chat app "" or Gmail app "".
  2. At the bottom, tap Spaces Rooms.
  3. Open the space that you want to leave.
  4. At the top, tap the name of the space.
  5. Tap Leave and then Leave space.
Tip: Touch and hold a conversation for more options.

Rejoin a space

  1. Open the Chat app "" or Gmail app "".
  2. At the bottom, tap Spaces Rooms.
  3. At the bottom right, tap New space and then Browse spaces.
  4. Enter the space name.
  5. Tap Join.
Tip: If you create a space, you can delete it. Learn how to delete a space.
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