Use threads in space

In addition to the main conversation in the space, you can reply to any message and create a separate thread. With a thread, you can track important discussions and prevent the main conversation from being cluttered.

Reply in a thread

  1. On your computer, open Google Chat or Gmail.

    • In Gmail: On the left, click Chat.

  2. Select a space.
  3. Point to the message.
  4. In the menu, click Reply in thread .
  5. In the thread panel, to the right of the space, enter your message.
  6. Click Send .

Tip: If a thread already has replies, click the message to open the thread panel.

Follow or unfollow a thread

  1. At the top right corner of the space, click Active threads .
  2. In the thread panel, point to a thread:
    • To follow a thread, click Follow.
    • To unfollow a thread, click Following.
  3. At the top of the thread panel, to filter the list of available threads, click:
    • Mentions me: Threads where you’re mentioned.
    • Following: Threads that you follow.

Tip: To resize the thread panel, click and move the bar on the left border of the panel.

Manage thread notifications

In a thread, you can adjust how and when you’re notified of new messages.

  1. At the top of the space, click the space name and then Notifications.
  2. Select an option for notifications:
    • All: Notifications for new messages and replies to threads you follow.
    • Following: Notifications for replies and threads you follow and @mentions.
    • None: No notifications. If someone @mentions you, a dot appears next to the space name.
    • Optional: To prevent the conversation from being bolded and moved to the top of your conversation list, select the box next to "Mute conversation."
  3. Click Save.

Tip: When you follow a thread in a space, you’re notified with a dot whenever there’s activity in that thread. You can view the number of unread messages next to each thread in a space.

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