Reply to a message

To reply to a Google Chat message, you can enter your text in the reply area or select a suggestion, if available.

Reply faster with suggestions

When you reply to a message, Chat might suggest phrases you can select to respond quickly. These Smart Reply suggestions show up based on the content of the message you received.

See how suggested replies work
How reply suggestions work
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  1. Below the message, tap Reply (if you're in a room).
  2. Enter your message or pick a suggestion.

    If available, tap a Smart Reply suggestion to enter your response immediately. You can customize the message before sending.

  3. Tap Send .

Turn off Smart Reply suggestions

You can turn off Smart Reply suggestions on your device. This won't turn it off on your other devices.

  1. In the upper left, tap Menu  and then Settings.
  2. Under Smart Reply, turn off the setting.

Other options

You can add these options to your message:

  • Tap Mention to add a person to the message.
  • Tap Pick photo to add a photo to the message.
  • Tap Take photo to take a picture and add it to the message.
  • Tap Add video meeting Add video meeting to start a video call.
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