Explore these tips to find smarter and better ways to stay in touch with messaging, video chat, SMS and more besides

Modified 26 October 2018 by Lucy Taylor

The new Google Hangouts Chat is great, its deep integration with G Suite allows you to share docs, sheets and even update sharing settings all from Chat. But did you know there are some hidden tricks to help your messages stand out, whether you’re in a group chat, room, or chatting one to one?

If you’re a Google+ user, you may recognise some of these features that also work in Google Hangouts Chat. These simple but effective formatting tricks will help your conversations stand out and inject some fun into your day to day conversations.  

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Note: the last trick in the video is to insert emojis by right-clicking. To enable this shortcut see tip ‘Enable Emojis across Chrome