Search chat messages

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

Search messages in Chat

  1. Open Chat "".
  2. Tap a message or room.
  3. At the top right, tap Search "" and enter your search term.
  4. Tap All or a person or room name.
  5. (Optional) To narrow your search, tap people and content types (such as photos or videos). 
  6. Tap the result to open the thread.

Search chat messages in Gmail

  1. Open Gmail "".
  2. Tap Chat "".
  3. At the top right, tap Search "" and enter your search term.
  4. (Optional) To refine your search, tap the search filters below the search box. You can use as many filters and operators as you want. 
  5. Tap the result to open the chat in Gmail.

Note: If you have older messages in classic Hangouts that match the search, at the bottom, tap View in the notification message.

 
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