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Start a new conversation thread in Google Chat

By default, Google Chat spaces have a single stream of unthreaded messages. If you use a Google Workspace account, you can turn on threaded messages when you create a space. Conversation threads help your group to discuss separate topics in the same space. 


  • To create a space with conversation threads, you must use a Google Workspace account.
  • History is always on in threaded spaces.
  • You can’t change this setting.
  1. Open the Chat app "" or Gmail app "".
  2. At the bottom, tap Spaces Rooms.
  3. Select a suggested space or search for another space.
  4. At the bottom, tap New thread.
  5. Enter the message.
  6. Tap Send "".
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