Hangouts Chat is now Google Chat. You might temporarily see references to both names until this change rolls out everywhere.

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. 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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