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Google Chat – How to Join and Use on a Mobile device

Hangouts Chat makes it easy for teams to be able to get their work done in one place. From direct messages to group conversations, Chat helps teams collaborate easily and efficiently. Here is a guide on how to join and use Google chat from your Mobile device …


Start out by visiting your device’s app store, and download ‘Hangouts Chat by Google’ …

Once downloaded, locate the app on your phone, and open it. You will be greeted with the below screen. Press on ‘Get Started’ …

You will then have the option to select your Pinewood email address, or login to it if you need to do so …

Once you have logged in/selected your Pinewood email account, locate your invitation email, which will look like the below, and press on ‘Open in Hangouts Chat’. If you are struggling to login to your Pinewood GMail account on your mobile device, you may find this guide for Parents/Students handy. Click here to view that …

Once you have done that, the Google Chat app will launch, and prompt you to join. Click on the green ‘Join’ button at the bottom of your screen …

To send a message, you will firstly need to press on the green ‘reply’ button which will open up the chat box.Type in your message, and then press on the paper plane to send it …

Clicking on any of the below buttons will allow you to directly mention someone, upload a photo, take a picture using your mobile devices camera, and request a Google Meet video call …

You are also able to customise your mobile devices notifications from the app. To do this, back out from the room to the applications homepage, and press on the three horizontal lines on the top left …

The below screen will now appear. Press on ‘Settings’ …

Once there, press on ‘Mobile Notifications’. This will give you the option to choose whether you want notifications for all messages, turn them off, or limit them to only direct messages and tags. It’s down to you how you customise these …

You are also able to send direct messages to users with a Pinewood email account. To do this, back out to the application homepage, and press on the magnifying glass on the top right hand corner of your screen. Whilst there, you can search for individual users, and then select them to chat …