Switching to Hangouts Chat from Slack
Now that you’ve switched from Slack® to G Suite, here are some tips on using Chat to collaborate with your team, whether in a 1:1 direct message (DM) or a dedicated group workspace.
Comparison at a glance
|In Slack...||In Chat...|
|Open Slack in a browser, mobile app, Mac®, or Windows®||
Open Chat in a browser, mobile app, Mac, or Windows
|Send a DM to someone||
Send a DM to someone or a group
Send a DM to someone
Send a DM to a group
|Join a channel|
|Create a channel||
Create a room
|Edit a message||
Edit text in a conversation
Point to your conversation and click Edit . Make your change and click Update.
|Add styles and emoji to your message||
Add styles and emoji to your text
In a reply:
|Leave a channel||
Leave a room
On the left, point to a room and click More Leave.
Delete your message in a conversation or delete an entire DM
Delete your message in a conversation—Point to your message in a conversation and click Delete .
Delete an entire DM—On the left under People, point to a DM and click More Delete conversation.
|Upload and share files||
Upload and share files
|Search your messages|
|Manage your notifications|