Quote a Previous Message in Google Chat

15 Jun, 2023
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When you are in a Google Chat Space with many people, messages sometimes fly all around you. If you want to react to an earlier sent message, until now it wasn’t very easy to keep the flow in the conversation. But again, Google added a great new feature to help us all!

To respond to an earlier message, you can now simply quote it. Like in Whatsapp. In that way, you keep the right context in your own message and everyone knows exactly what you are talking about.

Select a previous message in Google Chat

Select a chat message you’d like to include in your own message, then click ‘Quote in reply. You can do this in 1-on-1 chats and group conversations, as well as in chat rooms that include inline threading.

However, if you don’t feel like writing an entire message as a reply, you can also just leave a quick reaction using an emoji. The menu that appears when you hover over a chat message now also includes your most used emojis. If you want to vary your emojis, you can still click to see all available emojis.

Respond with an emoji in Google Chat

At Xebia, we 💜 using emojis to react to internal messages. What do you prefer: written reply, or an emoji?

Jonas Aerts
Jonas is passionate about simplifying the world. Getting things done is what he lives by and making it fun along the way is his daily goal. Jonas strives to offer an easier, better manageable, safer, more flexible Cloud-First Workplace and sees Google as an integral part of that mission. When not working, Jonas takes care of his daughter or looks up football news, his guilty pleasure. He loves to learn about different cultures, languages and opinions and likes to challenge the way he perceives the world. Therefore: travel is a priority in his life!

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