Join a room

When you’re invited to join a room, Hangouts Chat sends you a notification. You can preview the room and see its message history before you join.

At the top left, a red number indicates how many new rooms you've been invited to.

  1. Open the Chat app Hangouts Chat.
  2. At the bottom, tap Rooms Rooms.
    The rooms you're invited to appear at the top of the list.
  3. Tap Add Add and then Browse rooms.
  4. Add or preview a room:
    • To join a room, tap Add Add.
    • To preview a room, tap the room name.
  5. If you join a room, tap New to start a new conversation.

Preview the room

When you preview a room, you can read messages, but you can't participate in the discussion and won't receive notifications. To join the room, tap Join in the preview.

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