A Quick Gulde of Enabling Google Chat on Gmail

What is Google Chat? And how does it works with Gmail on web or in app? First and foremost, Google chat is a replacement of Hangout.

Google Chat in Gmail

And it works in sure a way that user use his/her Gmail to connect and conversate with others on the Google chat. In this article, we've discussed everything you need to know about the Google Chat and Gmail.

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What can you do on Google Chat?

Firstly, it's a feature on Gmail that allow users to have one-on-one conversations with colleagues, partner and friends. 

Secondly, it is also used for long-term group conversations with the Spaces feature. Additionally, You can create a room and customized with a unique name, invite others and start a conversation (for instance, planning an event or working on a project with your colleagues at work). Group member have the previledge to leave and rejoin at anytime they want.

Now, Google has launched the Chat in Gmail for Android, web and iOS users. Meanwhile, the feature is not turn on by default. You will need to enable the chat on Gmail before you can start using it. Here's how to enabled Chat on Gmail.

How to Enable Chat on Gmail for Web

  • First of all, go-to www.gmail.com on your chrome browser
  • Login using your preferred Google account
  • Click on "Setting" tab in the dashboard
  • Then click the check box close to "Show the chat and room tab".
 That's how Google chat is enabled on the web.

How to Enable Chat on Gmail for Desktop

How to enable chat on Gmail for Desktop
  • Go-to your preferred browser on your desktop or laptop computer
  • Click "Settings Cog" at the top right corner of your screen
  • Then select "See all settings"
  • In the right toolbar, select "Chat and Meet"
  • Under "Chat", click the bubble next to "Google Chat"
  • Then select "save" to continue using chat on Gmail on your computer.

How to Enable Chat on Gmail App.

This method works for both Android and iOS users. Follow the below step by step guide to turn on Google chat on your Gmail app.
  • If you don't have the Gmail app, download it from Google play store or iOS app store.
  • Install and launch the app.
  • Open and login your Google account.
  • At the top left corner, click on "Menu" to display the sidebar.
  • Scroll down and click "Settings"
  • Choose an account
How to enable chat on Gmail app

  • Under the "General" section, tap the check box right next to "Chat" Show the  "Chat and Spaces" tab.
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How to Turn Chat on/off in Gmail

  • Open and Login to the Gmail app
  • At the top left corner of your screen, tab "Menu" and scroll down to "Settings"
  • Under "General" next to "Chat", Turn of the "Show the Chat and Spaces" tab.


Use Google Chat in Gmail when you prefer a dedicated and don't bother migrating between differents app. Let know in the comments box your experience using Google chat.


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