Google Chat & Meet

Important: Google Chat and Meet are Google Workspace for Education core services. They are free, covered under U-M's agreement with Google, and can be used for certain types of sensitive data. However, U-M Google, Google Chat, and Google Meet are not HIPAA-compliant. If you are affiliated with Michigan Medicine, refer to the U-M HITS site for approved communications software.

Google Chat

Google Chat lets U-M faculty, staff, and students chat with individuals, send group messages, and engage in team-based collaboration with spaces across the entire university community and externally.

Connect with Chat


Get it on Google Play

Download on the Apple App Store

Google Chat is available as a desktop (PWA) application. You can also use Chat within U-M Gmail. Visit Google's installation page to download Chat to all your devices.

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Google Meet

Google Meet is a videoconferencing service allowing U-M faculty, staff, and students to connect and collaborate with live video, audio, and screen sharing.

Connect with Meet

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Get it on Google Play

Download on the App Store

How to secure a Google Meet session

Securing your Google Meet session ensures that your meetings stay private and free of unwanted attendees. Refer to Getting Started With Google Meet to learn more about securing your Meet sessions.

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