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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.

Search for messages in Google Chat and Gmail

  1. Go to Google Chat or your Gmail account.
  2. At the top, click the search box that says 'Search all conversations' or 'Search in chat and spaces'. 
  3. Enter search text and press Enter.
    • In Gmail: Under the search box, click Chat and spaces.
  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 that you want to search.
  3. At the top right, click Search in this chat "".
  4. Enter search text.
  5. Press Enter.
  6. To open a result, click on it.
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