In Google Chat, you can mark messages as 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:
- Point to a chat in the conversation list. Click More Mark as read or Mark as unread .
- Click a conversation to open it. Point to a message you've sent click More Mark as unread . Point to a message you've received click Mark as unread .
- Click a conversation to open it. At the top, next to the chat name, click Conversation options Mark as unread .