Google Chat ( is the default chat app owned by Google. It has replaced Google Hangouts as the place to chat with your friends. Google Chat can be used for free phone calls on Android and iOS. The desktop app is for chatting via text; however, you can video call by starting a Google Meeting. It’s not possible to assess traffic or dates founded for Google Chat because the site is part of a subdomain on the site.


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Is Google Chat Safe?

I analyzed Google Chat for malware and malicious content to check if it was legit or a scam. Here are the results:

I checked on Sucuri, and it returned as a low security risk. Results: Sucuri scan for the site

Google Chat Sucuri results

Sucuri says is a low security risk; however, the scan returned with a 404 Not Found error on the sign-in page.

Security hardening flaws:

  • Missing security header for ClickJacking Protection. Affected pages:’ _.O(_.P(h).replace(/;/g,
  • Missing Strict-Transport-Security security header. Affected pages:’ _.O(_.P(h).replace(/;/g,
  • The ‘unsafe-eval’ keyword in Content-Security-Policy is not recommended. Affected pages:

I then ran a parasite scan with Unmask Parasites on, and it is suspicious. Results: Unmask Parasites scan for the site

Unmask Parasites cites 3 suspicious inline scripts found:

//# sourceMappingURL=data:application/json;charset=utf-8;base64,eyJ2ZXJzaW9uIjogMywic291cmNlcyI6WyIiXSwic291cmNlc0NvbnRlb...


Copyright The Closure Library Authors.
SPDX-License-Identifier: Apache-2.0
'use strict';var a=function(...

I also checked on VirusTotal, and it is clean. Results: VirusTotal scan for the site

Google Chat VirusTotal results

In conclusion, we didn’t find any malware during our scans of Google Chat and can confirm that the app is safe to use. OVERALL GRADE: Relatively Safe.

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(Last Updated: 2/19/2024)

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