Integrate your services with Google Chat

Integrate any tool, service, or resource into Google Chat (formerly Hangouts Chat) to help your teams—or anyone—work together more effectively.

You can create bots that bring your services and resources right into Google Chat, letting users get information, take quick action, and stay notified without leaving the conversation.
Using Apps Script is the simplest way to create a custom bot without worrying about servers. It also lets you access G Suite resources without needing additional authentication.
Incoming webhooks let you define one-off bots that just inject messages into a room. This is the path for low-effort integrations that provide information feeds or alerts for prototypes and ad hoc projects.

Completed our Quickstart and ready for the next step? In this video, learn more about the bot framework and see a sample bot (Python & JavaScript) featuring interactive cards. Once you've got this working, move on to our self-paced codelab to build a bot that interacts with Gmail & Google Calendar. (10:38)

Alerts & notifications are out-of-band messages that you may need delivered to a space (chat room or DM). Learn how your bot can post messages asynchronously using the Google Chat API so you can notify users that a long-running job they requested has completed. What if you have a non-bot monitoring tool that also needs to post chat messages, say to alert the crew if a server goes down? That's what incoming webhooks are for. Check out the video to learn more about both use cases! (7:02)

This is a longer-form video of our Google I/O 2018 session providing a more complete overview of the Google Chat service and bot framework. The talk describes various use cases and features a wide variety of demos and sample bots along with code previews. (40:15)