Hangouts Chat is now Google Chat. You might temporarily see references to both names until this change rolls out everywhere.

Edit or delete a message

Important: You can only edit or delete a Google Chat message if you use Chat on a work or school account account.

You can edit or delete messages you sent in Google Chat. You can't edit or delete messages from other people.

In a chat message, click one of the following:
  • Edit "": Make your changes, then click Update "".
  • Delete "": To confirm, click Delete.


  • To delete all messages in your copy of a conversation, you can delete a conversation.
  • If you use a Google Workspace account, you can delete, but not edit a message from a bot.
  • If you’re in a room started by a Google Workspace account and you don’t belong to the same organization, you can’t delete messages from bots. 


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