Wednesday, July 22, 2020

ICYMI: New Google Chat Tips

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In Case You Missed It! Here are the tips from the Mac Daily.


What can you do with the new Google Chat? Create a Room! [July 17 2020]
Create a room in Google Chat to provide a place where your group can communicate and collaborate.
You can allow people outside your organization to join a room, but you must do so when you create the room. If you allow external people in a room, they must either have a G Suite account with another organization or a personal Google Account (usually ending in @gmail.com).
Rooms vs. group messages
You can use a room or a group message in Google Chat to chat with two or more people. To help you decide which to use, checkout the Rooms vs. group messages table describing the differences between group messages and rooms. Learn how to create a Chat Rooms.

Start multiple conversations in a Chat Room [July 21 2020]
Use the new Google Chat to discuss different topics within a Room. Having multiple ongoing conversations helps everyone share information and ideas. Start a new thread and follow relevant ones helps you stay in touch and focused. Learn how to create and follow Chat Room threads.

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

What can you do with the new Google Chat? Create a Room!

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Create a room in Google Chat to provide a place where your group can communicate and collaborate.

You can allow people outside your organization to join a room, but you must do so when you create the room. If you allow external people in a room, they must either have a G Suite account with another organization or a personal Google Account (usually ending in @gmail.com).
  1. From Gmail, locate the Start a conversation (+), it appears just above the Chat list, and click it.
  2. Click Create room. Enter a name for the room.
  3. Check Allow people outside your organization to join, if you plan to invite people outside of Macalester. You will not be able to edit this option after the Room has been created.
  4. Click Add people & bots. Enter name or email of person or group (Google Group).
  5. Check Notify people via email.

Rooms vs. group messages

You can use a room or a group message in Google Chat to chat with two or more people. To help you decide which to use, checkout the Rooms vs. group messages table describing the differences between group messages and rooms.

Keep learning!

Start multiple conversations in a Chat Room and follow a thread

Start multiple conversations in a Chat Room

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Use the new Google Chat to discuss different topics within a Room. Having multiple ongoing conversations helps everyone share information and ideas. Start a new thread and follow relevant ones helps you stay in touch and focused.

Start a different conversation in a room:

  1. Go to https://chat.google.com/ or locate Rooms in Gmail.
  1. Select the room.
  1. At the bottom, click New thread Room Name.
  1. Enter the message and then press Enter.

    Follow that thread! 

    When you follow a thread, the number of new messages appears next to the person or room. You automatically follow threads you start, reply to, or are @mentioned in.

    1. Open https://chat.google.com/ or locate Rooms in Gmail.
    2. Select the room.
    3. Point to the thread, and in the top right, click Follow.
      To stop following the thread, click Following.
    4. (Optional) To get notifications for threads you're following:
      1. Click Settings  and then Settings.
      2. Select the web and desktop options for threads.