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 iPhone or iPad, open the Chat app or Gmail app .
    • In Gmail: At the bottom, tap Chat .
  2. In the bottom navigation menu, tap Direct messages .
  3. Open a DM.
  4. At the top, tap the conversation name.
  5. Tap Manage members.
  6. Tap Add people .
  7. Enter a name or email address and then tap Done.

Tips:

  • To convert a DM with one person into a group DM, at the top, tap 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 iPhone or iPad, open the Chat app or Gmail app .
    • In Gmail: At the bottom, tap Chat .
  2. In the bottom navigation menu, tap Direct messages .
  3. Open a DM.
  4. At the top, tap the conversation name.
  5. Tap Manage members.
  6. Next to the person’s name, tap More options and then Remove from chat.

Related resources

Search
Clear search
Close search
Google apps
Main menu