Bryant's preferred instant messaging platform is Skype for Business, part of the Office 365 platform. Skype for Business is integrated into Outlook online. Other options include Hangouts Chat, part of Bryant's G Suite service.


Skype for Business

Skype for Business can be accessed directly from Outlook online. You can read more about Skype for Business under Conferencing services.

  • Traditional real-time chat with photo sharing, messages and emoticons.
  • Seamlessly integrated with with Outlook online.
  • Provides user status.

Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams is the planned replacement for Skype for Business. You can read more about Microsoft Teams under Conferencing services.

Hangouts Chat

Access Hangouts Chat by loading the app on your device or through a web browser at

  • Use on the web or any device.
  • Deeply integrated into other G Suite services.
  • Easily upload from Google Docs, Sheets or Slides.

Cisco Jabber

  • Only available to faculty and staff using Bryant Telephony services.
  • Integrates with Cisco Unified Communications service.

Available To

Faculty, Staff and Students

What to Expect


No request is necessary for using these services. Both Skype for Business and Hangouts Chat are enabled for Faculty, Staff and Students on their respective platforms.

Skype in Outlook


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