How to activate and use Google Chat

How to Activate and Use Google Chat

Google Chat is a messaging app developed by Google. It is available for free to anyone with a Google account. Google Chat can be used to communicate with individuals or groups of people. It can also be used to share files and links.

Activating Google Chat

Google Chat is already integrated into Gmail and accessible from your web browser. There is no need to download a separate app unless you prefer using the standalone Google Chat app.

Here’s how to activate Google Chat in Gmail:

  1. Open Gmail in your web browser.
  2. Click on the Settings gear icon in the top right corner.
  3. Select See all settings.
  4. Click on the Chat and Meet tab.
  5. Under Chat, select Google Chat.
  6. Click Save Changes.

Using Google Chat

Once you have activated Google Chat, you can start using it to communicate with others. Here’s how:

  1. Open Gmail in your web browser.
  2. You will see a new Chat panel on the left side of your inbox.
  3. Click on the + button to start a new chat.
  4. Enter the name or email address of the person you want to chat with.
  5. Type your message in the chat box and press Enter to send.

You can also use Google Chat to create groups and chat with multiple people at once. Here’s how:

  1. Click on the + button to start a new chat.
  2. Select Create a group.
  3. Enter the names or email addresses of the people you want to add to the group.
  4. Click Create.

Once you have created a group, you can chat with everyone in the group at once. You can also give the group a name and add or remove members.

Tips for Using Google Chat

Here are a few tips for using Google Chat:

  • You can use emojis to make your chats more fun and expressive.
  • You can share files and links in your chats.
  • You can use video chat to chat with people face-to-face.
  • You can set your status to let people know if you are available to chat.


Google Chat is a great way to communicate with friends, family, and colleagues. It is easy to use and has a variety of features that make it a great choice for both personal and professional communication.

I hope this article has helped you learn how to activate and use Google Chat. If you have any questions, please feel free to leave a comment below.

Additional Tips

  • If you are using a work or school account, your organization may determine if Google Chat is available to you.
  • You can also use Google Chat on your mobile device. Download the Google Chat app from the App Store or Google Play.

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