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Google Chat cheat sheet

Chat 1:1 with colleagues, or collaborate in a team workspace.

Send messages to an individual or group

Where to search for people, message a person or a group, or hide a conversation.   1. Search for people and spaces or words and phrases in messages
  2. Click New chat to search for a person or group. To chat with several people, add recipients and click Start chat
  3. Select a person or group to chat with. Enter your message and click Send
  4. Next to a person or conversation, click More to:
  • Adjust notifications
  • Leave a conversation with the option to return
  • Block a person or space
  • Hide or delete a conversation

Create a space for your team

Use features for creating a space, such as browse, add people, and start a conversation.    1. Click New chatand thenCreate a space. You can then name the space, add people to it, and set restrictions
  2. Click a space name to:
  • View members
  • Add people and apps
  • Set notifications
  • Leave a conversation
  3. Click a message to start a new conversation

Manage & enhance your messages 

Find features to do tasks, such as search, start video meetings, and upload files.   1. Click Settings to manage notifications, blocked people and spaces, and more
  2. Next to a message, click Add to insert a file from Google Drive , add a Google Calendar event , or (spaces conversations only) create a new file in Docs, Slides, or Sheets
  3. In a message, you can:
  • Insert emojis or GIFs
  • Upload a file
  • Start a video meeting


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