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. Open the Chat app "" or Gmail app "".
  2. At the bottom, tap Chat "" or Rooms Rooms.
  3. At the top, tap Search in Chat or Search in rooms
  4. Enter search terms.
  5. At the bottom, tap Search.
Tip: If you have older messages in classic Hangouts that match the search, at the bottom, tap View in the notification message.

Search for Chat messages in a room or conversation

  1. Open the Chat app "" or Gmail app "".
  2. Open the message or room you want to search.
  3. At the top right, tap More options More and then Search in conversation.
  4. Enter search terms.
  5. At the bottom right, tap Search "".
  6. To open the thread, tap the result.
Tip: If you have older messages in classic Hangouts that match the search, at the bottom, tap View in the notification message.
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