Hangouts Chat makes it easy for teams to be able to get their work done in one place. From direct messages to group conversations, Chat helps teams collaborate easily and efficiently. With dedicated, virtual rooms to house projects over time — plus threaded conversations — Chat makes it simple to track progress and follow up tasks. Chat currently supports 28 languages and each room can support up to 8,000 members.
Hangouts Chat is offered to G Suite customers at no additional cost. Upload items from Drive, collaborate on Docs, Sheets, or Slides, join online meetings with Hangouts Meet, or use Google’s powerful search to look up room members, past conversations, and shared files. Drive bot lets you know when files are shared with you, comments are made, or when people request access to your docs. And Meet bot integrates directly with Calendar to schedule meetings for you.
Chat builds on G Suite’s security-first ecosystem and offers an enterprise-grade solution that’s reliable and compliant. With integrated support for Vault, admins can archive, preserve, search, and export Chat-specific data. It's also built with leading enterprise-grade security including mobile device management, single sign-on, two-factor authentication, admin settings, compliance, and Vault retention, holds, search, and export.
Powerful, filterable search across Hangouts Chat threads makes it easy to find what you need, when you need it. Search acts as a collective team memory, allowing you to review past discussions and decisions.
Seamlessly use Hangouts Chat across your computer, phone, and tablet via a web browser or native apps, so you can connect to your team from wherever you are.
Make conversations more efficient by interacting directly with deeply integrated Google bots and 3rd party apps.
We’ve got the following resources available for you at the Developer page.
To help make your Chat experience seamless, classic Hangouts will still be available and is compatible with Hangouts Chat.
If you’re a current G Suite customer, Chat is free. Get started right away.