Google Chat

What Is It?

Google 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.


  • Start a video chat with one person or a group
  • Call a phone from your computer using Wi-Fi or data
  • Draw or doodle
  • Use emojis
  • Use pictures (or GIFs)
  • Manage your Circles to quickly launch calls
  • Schedule your Chat appointment
  • Collaborate via Chat and Google Docs
  • Watch YouTube videos with others
  • Select your settings for communications with that specific user, such as notifications, Chat history, and blocking users
  • Change the given bandwidth in Chat


  • Active UIC Google Account
  • A computer or phone with a camera and microphone
    • Learn how to use your camera and microphone when you start a video call for the first time
  • An internet or data connection

Who Is Eligible To Use It?

  • Students
  • Faculty
  • Staff

Where Can I Get It?

Select the Access Google Chat button located on this page.

How Do I Use It?

Learn what Google Chat is used for.

How Much Does It Cost?

This service is funded by the University; there are no direct costs to clients.

How Can I Get Support?

If you are experiencing a problem with this service, please report it. If you just have a question, feel free to ask us.

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