New and improved Google Chat user interface, now for everyone

Quick launch summary 

In March 2021, we announced several enhancements to Google Chat on the web (i.e. and the Chat Progressive Web Application (PWA). At that time, these changes were only launched for domains with the Gmail service turned on

Beginning June 30, 2021, these changes will roll out to domains with the Gmail service turned off as well. The new interface gives users a consistent and predictable Chat experience across Chat in Gmail and Chat standalone surfaces. It also includes new integrations to help productivity — see the original announcement for more information

Getting started 

  • Admins: There is no admin control for this feature. 
  • End users: These changes will take place automatically at and in the Chat progressive web app. 

Rollout pace 


  • Available to Google Workspace Essentials, Business Starter, Business Standard, Business Plus, Enterprise Essentials, Enterprise Standard, Enterprise Plus, Education Fundamentals, Education Plus, Frontline, and Nonprofits, as well as G Suite Basic and Business customers