Google Apps @ Illinois, Hangouts Chat

What is Google Hangouts Chat? Can I use Hangouts Chat with my Google Apps @ Illinois account?

Hangouts Chat is an upgrade to classic Hangouts, built from the ground up for business and schools. Here are some highlights of what Chat can do:
  • Allow teams and groups to quickly communicate using any device from anywhere.
  • Hold multiple conversations with different teams at the same time.
  • Invite additional people to join conversations.
  • Easily share your work directly in the conversation thread.
Visit the GSuite Learning Center for a step-by-step guide to:
  • Accessing Hangouts Chat on desktop and mobile platforms
  • Creating and managing direct messages and rooms
  • Collaborating in Chat with Video meetings and files
  • Managing notifications for conversations and mentions
To get started:
  1. Download and open the mobile app, or go to chat.google.com in a web browser on your computer.
  2. Sign in with your Google Apps @ Illinois account.
For more information, see the Hangouts Chat User Guide and the GSuite Learning Center.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I sign up for a Google Apps @ Illinois account?

Eligibility information and links to self-registration tools are available on our Google Apps @ Illinois Service Details page.

How do I message users who are on classic Google Hangouts?

There are a few differences to consider when chatting with someone on a personal Google account, which are not eligible for Hangouts Chat.  See Google Support: Chat with classic Hangouts users for details.

I get a message saying "You need a G Suite account to access Hangouts Chat." How can I log in?

All users of Google Apps @ Illinois are eligible for Hangouts Chat. Users who are logged in to multiple Google accounts in their browser may see this message if their @illinois.edu account is not their default account.

You may need to sign out of other Google accounts to access Hangouts Chat. Visit Google Account Help: Sign in to multiple accounts at once for more information.



Keywords:chat room message persistent google collaborate   Doc ID:81487
Owner:Isaac G.Group:University of Illinois Technology Services
Created:2018-04-09 10:39 CDTUpdated:2018-04-12 11:28 CDT
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