We recommend Google Chat (previously Google Hangouts Chat), a Google service available in your Drew Google account, for conversations with your coworkers. (Hangouts Chat will only work with a G Suite account. Make sure you are only logged in to your Drew account in the browser you are using.)
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How to Access
- Web: chat.google.com
- Android: Install the app from the Google Play Store.
- iPhone: Install the app from the Apple Store.
Send a Direct Message
Google instructions: Send a direct message
The next time you want to message someone you've spoken to recently, you will find them listed as a recent contact in the menu to the left (on the web), or in the People section of the app.
Google instructions: Create a room
Once the room is created, you can send messages and share files/images just as you do in a direct message.
Chat notifications can be a bit tricky. To see what works best for your use of Chat, be it on a computer, on a mobile device, or a mix, review your notification options here and some troubleshooting tips here.