You can use a room or group message in Google Chat to communicate with more than one person.
- Rooms: A central place where team members can share files, assign tasks and stay connected.
- Group messages: Chat directly with a group. For example, have a quick discussion after a meeting.
Should I use a room or group message?
|Purpose||Team or project collaboration and communication||Direct message with two or more people|
|Who can chat||Add and remove people at any time||People can’t be added or removed after the chat starts|
|Conversations||Choose between multiple, threaded conversations, or a single stream of unthreaded messages||Unthreaded messages|
Threaded rooms: History is always on and retained according to your organisation’s policy
Unthreaded rooms: History depends on your organisation's settings. History can be:
History depends on your organisation's settings. History can be:
|Name||The room creator chooses a room name||Members’ names are listed|
|Default notifications||Members notified for conversations that they're in or when @mentioned||Members notified for every message|
|Membership||Members can leave and rejoin||Members can't leave, but can hide the chat in the sidebar|
|Multiple chat spaces with the same users||Can have two or more rooms with the same group||Can't have two group messages with the same group|
|Create and assign tasks||Can create and assign tasks to other room members||Not available|
|Shared files||View a list of files shared with the room||Can share files but can't view a list of the files|