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Send a direct message to someone in a space

In Google Chat, you can send a direct message to anyone in a space.

Important: This feature is only available on a computer, not in the mobile apps.

Send a direct message to someone in a space in Chat

  1. Go to Google Chat or your Gmail account.
  2. On the left, under 'Spaces', select a space.
  3. At the top, click the space name and then View members.
  4. Point to the person's name and click More ""and then Message.
  5. Enter your message and then click Send "".
Tip: You can also click someone’s photo to start a direct message with them.
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