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Search for Google Chat messages

You can search all of your messages in Google Chat. Or, you can search for messages that include specific people or certain types of content, such as images.

Important:

  • You can find the “Messages” and “Spaces” tabs in Gmail if you have Chat in Gmail enabled.
  • You can only search for chat messages in conversations you've already joined

Search for Chat messages in conversations you've already joined

  1. Go to Google Chat or your Gmail account.
  2. At the top, click in the search box that says “Search all conversations” or “Search in chat and spaces.” 
  3. Enter search text and press Enter.
    • Gmail: Under the search box, click Messages.
  4. To open a result, click on it. 

Search for Chat messages in a space or conversation

  1. Go to Google Chat or your Gmail account.
  2. Select the space or conversation you want to search.
  3. At the top right, click Search in this chat "".
    • Gmail: Under the search box, click Messages.
  4. Enter search text.
  5. Press Enter.
  6. To open a result, click on it.
 
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