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Michigan Tech has transitioned from Google Classic Hangouts to Google Chat. Chat has a modern UI, team rooms that support better team collaboration, emoji reactions, bots to help you be more productive and much more.  Chat has similar functionality to Microsoft Teams and Slack, and included in the new features are an upgraded Gmail integration and the ability to chat with external users; functionality includes 1:1 direct messages, group messages, and team discussions.

Where do I find my old Google Hangout chats?

You will be able to continue recent 1:1 direct messages from classic Hangouts in Google Chat, but group messages from classic Hangouts (including their history) does not migrate to Google Chat. Users can still access these group messages in

All previous chat history from classic Hangouts is accessible in Gmail. To learn how to search your messages in Google chat, please visit Google's article on searching chat messages

Group direct messages and rooms that are started in the new Chat will not send messages to users who are still on the classic Hangouts apps. 

Chat app downloads

  • Download the new Google Chat mobile app for Android or iOS
  • Download the new standalone desktop app if you've been using the classic Hangouts Chrome extension or app. You'll be able to access the desktop app from a prompt that will appear inside

Where do I go for help?

Please visit the Google Workspace Learning Center for more information about Google Chat. If you have additional questions, contact IT at or call 7-1111.


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