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Modified 22 January 2019 by Lucy Taylor

Ever needed to find a conversation you had a couple of weeks ago? The Hangouts Chat search feature has got you covered

Hangouts Chat has many time-saving features such as setting up notifications, snooze mode and following and unfollowing posts, but did you know there’s a search mode? You can search within a particular chat to find the exact content you need. Whether you’re searching within a busy chat room or with a colleague, you can specifically narrow your search down depending on what the source was or you can search by keywords or phrase.

To Search:

  • Look for the magnifying glass at the top right hand side
  • The search bar will then expand and allow you to search within the chat
  • If your not sure on the exact wording but know the content, narrow your search by clicking the file type as shown in the screenshot below