Hangouts Chat Team Messaging Now Available

We are excited to announce Google Hangouts Chat, a new messaging platform built for teams, is now available for Rebelmail.

What can you do with Hangouts Chat?

You can use Hangouts Chat to start a direct message with a classmate or create a 'room' to communicate with your entire team at once. Chat makes it easy for you to share files or start a video meeting with your team.

Hangouts Chat benefits:

  • Create rooms for your entire team to have ongoing conversations. You can start multiple conversations in a room.
  • Upload files, share Google Drive documents, or create a video meeting with your team right in chat.
  • Add bots to help you automate your work, such as looking up information and scheduling meetings.
  • Create and join chat from your browser, the Chat desktop app, or on your mobile device.

To get started and learn how to create or join a room, visit the learning center tutorials or start a chat now at You can also download the desktop (Mac or PC) and mobile apps (iOS or Android) at

Please note:

  • Classic Google Hangouts within your Gmail will work with direct messages sent from Hangouts Chat, but conversations within a room will only be accessible through Hangouts Chat.
  • You cannot add members of another domain to your room at this time (e.g., Rebelmail users cannot join a room created in the UNLVMail domain).