Google has added one more feature to Google Chat. Users will now be able to pin conversations in Google Chat. Moreover, Google Chat users can also pin a room to keep track of important conversations.
Pinning chat or room is one of the key features of any chat related service. The current pandemic has started a new norm of working from home or studying from home. And conversations are mostly carried on via such messaging services as Google Chat.
To negate the need to scroll and search for the important point in a conversation, users can simply pin a chat. And conveniently jump to it when needed.
Besides, this Google Chat pin conversation feature would keep the pinned chat on top of the list view chat in Gmail. In fact, pinned chats can be accessed from the navigation menu on the left-hand side.
This would make it easy and quick for users to access the pinned chat. If a message is unread, then it will be indicated with a red dot sign. And similarly, users can also pin any important room on top of their Rooms list.
Google Chat pin conversation feature is available for one-to-one and multi-user chats
Notably, this Google Chat pin conversation feature is available to both one-to-one and multi-user chats. Additionally, as per the official blog, users can also pin larger rooms.
Just like Google Hangouts, which is now a gone case, all the pinned Chat conversations will appear in reverse chronological order. This means that whoever has last messaged you will stay on top of the list of pinned conversations.
Below all your pinned chats, all the recent conversations will be listed. There will be no admin control for this feature. Google is rolling out the Google Chat pin feature for everyone, starting from November 12, 2020.
If you have received the feature, then firstly you need to sign in to Google Chat or Gmail. Then head over to Chat or Rooms and point a conversation that you wish to pin.
Click the three vertical dots or More menu to reveal the option to Pin or Unpin, which is placed below the 'Mark as read' option. From here you can select the chat or rooms that you wish to pin and keep on top of the list.
The feature will be visible for all the users in 1-3 days. And it will be available to Workspace Essentials, Business Starter, Business Standard, Business Plus, Enterprise Essentials, Enterprise Standard, and Enterprise Plus, as well as G Suite Basic, Business, Education, Enterprise for Education, and Nonprofits customers.