How to Add People or Bots to a Chat Space (Group Chat) In Google Chat

Quick and easy-to-follow guide for Google Chat users

Who can add members to a Google Chat space

  • You and any other member of a chat space can add people, groups, and chat bots at any time.
  • You can add them by following the steps below or by @mentioning them as shown here.

When people receive an email invite to join a Google Chat space

People added directly to chat spaces don’t get email notifications.

An email invite is sent if:

  • The people you invite are not in your Google Workspace account, and your Google Workspace account created the chat space.
  • They haven’t had a one-to-one chat with you before. 

When you can add people directly to your chat space without an invite

People you invite to a chat space get added directly if:

  • You’re users in the same Google Workspace account. 
  • They’ve had a one-to-one chat with you before.

How to add more users, groups, or bots to a Google Chat space step-by-step with images

Step 1

How To Add People Or Bots To A Chat Space (Group Chat) In Google Chat - Step 1

In Google Chat, if you’re looking at the chat space full-screen, click its name on top. Then select Add people & bots.

If you have minimized the chat space, click the three dots icon on its top right and select Add people & bots.

Step 2

How To Add People Or Bots To A Chat Space (Group Chat) In Google Chat - Step 2

You will get suggestions automatically based on your contacts list.

To find a specific person, type their name or email in the search field. When you see them listed below, click them.

Step 3

How To Add People Or Bots To A Chat Space (Group Chat) In Google Chat - Step 3

When you click someone, they get added to the search field. Click Send to add them to the chat space.

Step 4

How To Add People Or Bots To A Chat Space (Group Chat) In Google Chat - Step 4

Done, the person you selected gets added to the chat.

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