Search chat messages

Search all your Hangouts Chat messages, look just for certain types of content, such as pictures, or search only your messages with specific people.

  1. From the main Chat screen, tap a message or room.
  2. At the top right, tap Search Search.
  3. To search all messages or rooms, tap All.
  4. On the left, select a room, or tap All rooms and direct messages.
  5. To enter search text, tap Search and type the text.
  6. To narrow your search, tap people and content types (such as photos or videos). 
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