Start a new conversation thread in Google Chat

By default, chat rooms have a single stream of unthreaded messages. When you create a room, you can turn on threaded messages instead. Conversation threads help your group to discuss separate topics in the same room. 


  • History is always on in threaded rooms.
  • You can’t change this setting after you create the room.
  1. Sign in to Chat or Gmail.
  2. Under ‘Rooms’, select a room.
  3. At the bottom, click New thread in [room name].
  4. Enter the message.
  5. Click Send "".

Tip: To view new messages: At the bottom, click New messages.

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