How to chat in Google Meet on desktop or mobile

September 22, 2020 By [email protected]_84 Off

  • You can chat in Google Meet using the platform’s messaging feature, which allows you to send text messages and links to other video chat participants during a call.
  • Any chat message sent before you join the Google Meet session will not be visible to you and all messages disappear after you leave the virtual meeting. 
  • When you send a message using chat, anything you write will be visible to everyone on the call. 
  • The chat feature on Google Meet is available on both desktop and mobile platforms.
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We’ve all had that moment where we’re stuck in a meeting and have something of utmost importance to share. But alas, it isn’t our turn to speak. With Google Meet’s chat function, you no longer need to wait your turn to share your thoughts and comments with everyone. 

Whether you use the tool to abide by office etiquette or just because you’re a naturally quiet person, it’s important to note that whatever you post in the chat will be visible to everyone in the meeting. At present, there is no way to have a private conversation inside the Meet chat. 

If there’s something you want to share with the group to discuss later, without having to unmute yourself, or that you can wait for someone to address later in the meeting, the chat feature is probably useful for you. 

Here’s how to chat in Google Meet on your desktop and mobile device.

How to chat in Google Meet on a desktop computer

1. Join the Google Meeting. 

2. Locate the small speech bubble icon in the upper right corner of the screen and click on it.

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When you hover your cursor over the correct icon, the text “Chat with everyone” will appear.

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3. A chat window will open. Type messages to other members of the meeting here by clicking the message field box and type the message you want to send. 

4. When you are finished, click on the arrow icon to the message field’s right. 

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This is the chat tool’s send button, so don’t hit it before you’re done composing your message.

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5. Your message will now be visible to all members of the meeting. Other members will be able to respond to your messages as well. 

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Your messages will be displayed with your name and a timestamp.

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How to chat in Google Meet on a mobile device

1. Join the Google Meeting. 

2. Tap on the icon featuring three vertical dots. 

3. When the sub-menu opens, select “In call messages.” 

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This option is in the top left corner of the Google Meet settings menu.

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4. Tap the message field and begin typing the message you want to send. 

5. When you are finished, tap on the arrow icon to the right of the message field. 

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Your message will become visible to everyone in the meeting as a temporary pop-up notification on their screen.

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6. To close out of the chat window, tap on the x in the screen’s upper left corner.

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This will remove the chatbox from your phone screen.

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