Whether you at chatting with an individual or a group of people, use Chat to communicate quickly and efficiently!

Recent Chat Updates


Spring 2019: State of Colorado will be moving to new Chat! Stay tuned for more information.

Want more updates? Check out the G Suite Updates Blog and search for 'Chat'.

Hangouts (classic) Chat

Communicate with direct messages and group conversations.

With Chat you can:

  • Chat to an individual or a group!
  • Chat with people outside of the State (they must have a Google account)
  • Use Chat App to chat on mobile devices

Chat One Page

New Chat (Spring 2019)

New Google Chat is the more advanced version of classic Hangouts Chat. It has everything you have come to know and love, with additional features like an updated user interface, persistent rooms, and the ability to send files directly in Chat.

There are a few changes that users should keep in mind, including a new way to access Chat and a change in the off-record policy for agencies that use Vault. See the Chat One Pager (below) for more information.

Resources for Learning about Chat

Explore the resources below to learn more about working in Chat

This extension provides contextual walk-through video trainings for G Suite applications. Click on the extension to see recommended training videos or search for what you want to learn about!

Examples of videos to search for:

    • Start a Chat
    • Create a group

The G Suite Learning Center is hosted by Google and provides written walk through for using Meet and Chat. Open the G Suite Learning Center and click 'get started' for a tour of functionalities in Meet, or click 'Learn by Product' then 'Chat' to get started in Chat!