Mark a message as read or unread

In Google Chat, you can mark messages unread to easily get back to important messages. You can also mark a message as read without opening a conversation.

For a direct chat conversation or an unnamed group chat:

  1. Go to Google Chat or your Gmail account.
  2. Under Chat:
  • Point to a chat in the conversation list. Click More "" and then Mark as read "" or Mark as unread "".
  • Click a conversation to open it. Point to a message you've sent and then click More "" and then Mark as unread "". Point to a message you've received and then click Mark as unread "".
  • Click a conversation to open it. At the top, next to the chat name, click Conversation options Down Arrow and then Mark as unread "".

For a space:

  1. Go to Google Chat or your Gmail account.
  2. Under Spaces: 
  • Point to a chat in the conversation list. Click More "" and then Mark as read "" or Mark as unread ""
  • Click a conversation to open it. At the top, next to the space name, click Conversation options Down Arrow and then Mark as unread "".

When you mark a message as unread, you will get a red dot notification on that chat or space. 

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