Reply to a message

To reply to a message in Google Chat, you can enter text or select a suggestion if available. You might get suggestions based on the content of the message that you received. 


How reply suggestions work

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Reply to a message

  1. Go to Google Chat or your Gmail Account.
  2. Open a chat message and below the message, click the reply area.
  3. Enter your message or select a suggestion.
  4. You can customize a suggested message before sending.
  5. Press Return or click Send "".

Tip: In a room, don't enter your reply at the bottom under New thread. If you do, it creates a new conversation thread instead of a reply.

Turn off suggestions in Chat

  1. At the top right, click Settings ""and thenSettings.
  2. Under Smart Reply, uncheck the box.

Other options

You can add these options to your message:

  • To add a person to the conversation, click and then enter a name.
  • To add emojis to your message, click Emoji "".
  • To share files from your device, click Upload file "". Everyone in a room can view shared files.
  • To share files from Google Drive, click Add Google Drive file "". Everyone in a room can view shared Drive files.
  • To start a video call, click Add video meeting "".
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