Google Chat

Google Chat is a communication service developed by Google. Google Chat allows U-M students, faculty, and staff to connect and collaborate via text chat.  With Google Chat you can join active group discussions from any computer or mobile device.


Intended Audience

This article is intended for current students, faculty staff, alumni, and anyone who would like to know more about using Google Chat for Group Chats and communication.



For the best experience, you will need a computing device, and Internet connection. Access to Google Chat is included with every individuals U-M Google Account.



Google Chat has plenty of features revolving around direct messaging and group wide texting to collaborate on any project. Below are just some of the features that chat allows.

  • Group and Direct Messaging
  • Up to 8,000 participants per chat room
  • File Sharing with Google Drive

More detailed information on the features and functionality of Google Hangouts can be found in the UM-Ann Arbor article here: Google Hangouts Features.



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