Mark a conversation as read or unread

In Google Chat, you can mark conversations as unread to return to them later. You can also mark a conversation as read without opening it.

When you mark a conversation as unread, a dot shows up next to it in your conversation list.

Change a conversation to read or unread

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Chat app or Gmail app .
    • In Gmail: At the bottom, tap Chat .
  1. In your conversation list, tap and hold the conversation.
  2. Tap Mark as read or Mark as unread.

Tips: Other ways to mark a conversation as read or unread include:

  • At the top of a DM or space, tap the conversation name and then Mark as read or Mark as unread.
  • For individual messages in a conversation, tap and hold the message and then Mark as unread. This adds an “Unread” line above the message in the conversation.

Locate your unread conversations

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Chat app or Gmail app .
    • In Gmail: At the bottom, tap Chat .
  1. In the bottom navigation menu, tap Home .
  2. At the top right, tap Unread.

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