Google Chat

Simplify 1:1 and group messaging

  • From direct messages to group conversations, Google Chat helps teams and businesses collaborate fluidly and efficiently from anywhere. Securely connect with anyone you work with, and take group work to the next level with shared chat, files and tasks.

See all of your messages in one place

Use Chat as a standalone app, or directly in Gmail. Seamlessly integrated tools help you to keep track of all your work communications and choose the right channel for every conversation.

See all of your messages in one place

Collaborate in dedicated rooms

Easily create dedicated virtual rooms to keep projects organised and on track. Shared chat – including threaded conversations – as well as shared files and tasks help you keep everyone on the same page. Chat supports external users, 28 languages and 8,000 members per room

Collaborate in dedicated rooms

Tap into the best of Google Workspace

Use Chat to collaborate seamlessly on content with Google Docs, Sheets and Slides. Easily find past conversations or files with Google’s powerful search, and let bots and smart suggestions help you connect with meeting participants and get more done, faster.

Tap into the best of Google Workspace

Search with the power of Google

Powerful, filterable search across Chat and email 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.

Protect your data

Take advantage of the same secure-by-design infrastructure, built-in protection, and global network that Google uses to secure your information and safeguard your privacy. We encrypt your data in transit and at rest, and our array of default-on anti-abuse measures helps to keep your organisation safe.

Smarter chat with bots

Easily integrate both Google and third-party apps – like Salesforce and Jira – to keep all of your notifications in one place, and use bots to automate simple tasks so that you can focus on what matters. Get started with bots.

Top questions about Google Chat

How do I start using Chat?

If you’re a current Google Workspace customer, Chat is free. Click here to get started straight away.

I’ve got an idea for a bot. How can I get started?

For resources on getting started, take a look at our comprehensive guides on the Developer Page.

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