Using bots in Google Chat is very easy, but not for everyone

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Google Chat is trying its best to become the preferred team communication tool for users. And he has good arguments in his favor. One of them is the bots that you can use to organize meetings, schedule tasks and much more . If you know Telegram bots, you know that we are talking about quite useful and very easy to use tools.

Do you want to use bots in your Google Chat conversations? Then keep reading, because right away we will explain how to do it step by step . Of course, before continuing, we warn you that you will need a Google Workspace account, and a free one is not worth it. You must use your work or school account to use the bots.

How to use bots in Google Chat

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To add a bot to a Google Chat conversation you must follow practically the same process as adding a person . Specifically, you have to do the following:

  • Enter the Google Chat web page or open its application.
    • Remember to sign in with a work or school (paid) account.
  • Go to the chat where you want to add the bot.
  • Tap the name of the conversation, room, or contact to open a dropdown menu.
  • In that menu, hit the Add bot option.
  • Select the bot you want (you can search for it by name and select several at once) and then tap the Add button.

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That is all! After completing these steps, the bots will be immediately added to the chat. Then, you can summon them whenever you want in the chat to do something specific. How? With specific text commands.

How to see all the commands of a bot in Google Chat

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If you don’t know what commands you can use with a bot you just added to Google Chat, just tap the “/” button (it appears in the text box). That way, all the commands you can enter to control your bots in the chat will be displayed.

You can press the command you want from the displayed list to try it out. Once you learn the commands, then you no longer need to use the “/” key. Just write the command, send it to the chat and you’re done . It’s so easy!

By the way, to remove a chat bot you just have to select it and press Remove .

Why aren’t Google Chat bots working?

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If you can’t add bots to Google Chat, it’s for one of three reasons:

  • You are using a personal (free) account and not a work or school account.
  • Your administrator or organization has not enabled the use of bots in rooms or conversations.
  • You are talking to someone who does not belong to the organization (company or educational institution). Google does not allow the use of bots with “external” users.

As you will see, bots are a premium feature of Google Chat, so it is limited to very few users. We hope that this guide has been useful to know if you can use them and how to do it.