Description


When you’re in a Google Hangouts group chat, invite others to join by sending a link.

Examples

  • If you're working on a team project and want to set up an instant group chat, send the link to the team’s mailing list.
  • Need a quick answer from someone not in your group chat? Send that person a link to the group chat instead of setting up a separate meeting.


Classic Hangouts instructions


Share a link to a group chat in Gmail

  1. Open Hangouts or Gmail, and select an existing group chat.
  2. Click Settings settings.
  3. Check the Joining by link box.
  4. Click Copy link.
  5. Share the link with the person you want to add, such as in an email or in Hangouts chat. Everyone in the group sees when someone joins by link.
  6. (Optional) To archive an important group chat, click Settings settings > Archive archive.
  7. (Optional) To end everyone's access to the group chat link, uncheck the Joining by link box.


Share a link to a group chat in Inbox
  1. Open Inbox, and click Hangouts Hangouts gray icon.
  2. Select an existing group chat.
  3. Click Settings settings.
  4. Check the Joining by link box.
  5. Click Copy link.
  6. Share the link with the person you want to add, such as in an email or in Hangouts chat. Everyone in the group sees when someone joins by link.
  7. (Optional) To archive an important group chat, click Settings settings > Archive archive.
  8. (Optional) To end everyone's access to the group chat link, uncheck the Joining by link box.