What is Hangouts Chat?
Hangouts Chat is a modern communications application that makes it easy for teams to collaborate in an organized way. Chat offers both 1:1 instant messaging and chat rooms for ongoing and long-term conversations. Schedule meetings, create tasks, or get updates from your team right within Chat using bots to help speed up workflows.
At a Glance
- Create rooms for ongoing, long-term conversations
- Threaded conversations
- Take Hangouts Chat "on the go" using Android or iOS mobile apps
- Download native apps for Windows or MacOS
- Use @meet Bot to help schedule meetings and other tasks within Chat
- Share documents and files from Drive
- Approved for UC P3 data (formerly UCB PL1)*
- Approved for FERPA data
- Data encrypted in transit and at rest
*G Suite for Education is not acceptable for any institutional data classified as "critical," including certain personally identifiable human subject data. Please visit the Security website for detailed information related to acceptable data use on G Suite.