Add or remove someone in a direct message

To add someone to a direct message (DM) with two or more people in Google Chat, add them to the member list or mention them in the message.

Add people to a DM

  1. On your computer, open Google Chat or Gmail.
    • In Gmail: On the left, click Chat.
  2. Open a DM.
  3. At the top, click the conversation name.
  4. Click Add people.
  5. Enter a name or email address.
  6. Click Done.

Tips:

  • To convert a DM with one person into a group DM, at the top, click the conversation name and then Start a new chat.
  • To quickly add a new person to a DM with two or more people, in the reply area, enter @ followed by the person’s name.

Remove people from a DM

Important: When you remove someone from a DM, they can't:

  • Participate in the conversation.
  • Check message history.
  1. On your computer, open Google Chat or Gmail.
    • In Gmail: On the left, click Chat.
  2. Open a DM.
  3. At the top, click the conversation name.
  4. Click View members.
  5. Next to the person’s name, click More options  and then Remove from space.

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