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. On your computer, open Google Chat or Gmail.
    • In Gmail: On the left, click Chat.
  2. At the top of the space, click the space name and then Notifications.
  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, click 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. Click Save.

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

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