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

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. 

Important:

  • 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. Go to Google Chat or Gmail.
  2. Under 'Spaces', select a space.
  3. At the bottom, click New thread in [space name].
  4. Enter the message.
  5. Click Send "".

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

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