Hangouts Chat is now Google Chat. You might temporarily see references to both names until this change rolls out everywhere.

Search chat messages for information

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Search your chat messages and find the exact content you’re looking for in Google Chat.

Search for messages in Google Chat & Gmail

  1. Go to Google Chat or your Gmail account.
  2. At the top, click in the search box that says “Search all conversations” or “Search in chat and spaces.” 
  3. Enter search text and press Enter.
    • In Gmail: Under the search box, click Chat & Spaces.
  4. To open a result, click on it. 

Search for Chat messages in a space or conversation

  1. Go to Google Chat or your Gmail account.
  2. Select the space or conversation you want to search.
  3. At the top right, click Search in this chat "".
  4. Enter search text.
  5. Press Enter.
  6. To open a result, click on it.
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