Switching to Hangouts Chat from classic Hangouts
Now that you’ve switched from classic Hangouts to Chat, 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 classic Hangouts...||In Chat...|
|Open classic Hangouts in a browser, mobile app, Mac®, or Windows®||Open Chat in a browser, mobile app, Mac, or Windows|
|Send a DM to someone or a group||Send a DM to someone or a group
Send a DM to someone
Send a DM to a group
|No rooms||Create a room or preview and join a room
Create a room
Preview and join a room
|Can't edit text in a conversation after it's sent||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 DM||Leave a room
On the left, point to a room and click More Leave.
|Delete an entire DM||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 photos||Upload and share files
|Search your messages||Search your messages
|Manage your notifications||Manage your notifications