What is Hangouts Chat?
Hangouts Chat is a messaging platform built for teams. Whether in a 1:1 chat or a dedicated group workspace, Hangouts Chat makes it easy to collaborate with your team in an organized way. Schedule meetings, create tasks, or get updates from your team right within Chat. With integration to G Suite apps like Hangouts Meet, Docs, Sheets, and Slides, you can manage your team's work in one place.
At a Glance
- Dedicated "Rooms" for Group 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
- Cloud-based hosting
- Approved for MSSEI Level 1 data*
- Data encrypted in transit and at rest
- Unlimited storage
*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.