Chat or a space, Chat makes it easy to collaborate with your team in an organized way. Share and discuss Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides all in one place.
Direct messages are private conversations between you and other people. Once you create a direct message, you can't add people, so the conversation remains private.
1:2 Group Chats and Spaces
With Chat, you can meet and brainstorm ideas with your team in Spaces. Chat with your co-workers, share files and other online resources, and work together on team projects.
Learn more about spaces here: About spaces & group conversations
Google Chat is available for mobile devices (Android and iOS), so you can chat on the go! Download and install Google Chat from the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store. Google Chat is now also included with the Gmail mobile app, so you can access Gmail, Chat, and Meet all in one place without the need for an additional app!