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 Android phone or tablet, open the Chat app or Gmail app .
    • In Gmail: At the bottom, tap Chat .
  2. In the bottom navigation menu, tap Spaces and then select a space.
  3. Tap and hold a message and then Reply in thread.
  4. At the bottom, enter your message.
  5. Tap Send .

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

Follow a thread

  1. At the top right corner of the space, tap Active threads .
  2. In the thread panel, to the right of the thread, tap:
    • Follow: Follow the thread.
    • Following: Unfollow the thread.
  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.

Manage thread notifications

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

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Chat app or Gmail app .
    • In Gmail: At the bottom, tap Chat .
  2. At the top of the space, tap the space name and then Notification settings.
  3. Select an option for notifications:
    • All: Notifications for all new messages and replies to threads.
      • If you select “All,” you automatically follow all new threads for that space.
      • To unfollow a thread, tap Active Threads and then Following.
    • Main conversations: Notifications for all new main conversations, @mentions, and replies to threads you follow.
    • For you: Notifications for @mentions and replies to threads you follow.
    • None: No notifications, just an indicator for @mentions.
  4. Optional: If you don’t want the conversation to be in bold and moved to the top of your conversation list, select the box next to "Mute conversation."
  5. Tap Save.

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

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