Google Chat Introduces New Feature for Prioritizing Conversations

Srishti Dey
Srishti Dey February 29, 2024
Updated 2024/02/29 at 4:35 PM

The internet giant’s messaging app, Google Chat, has released a new feature that aims to improve user experience by making it easier for users to recognize essential chats. With the addition of participant avatars for unseen threads in the conversation view, the feature attempts to provide users important context up front so they don’t have to go through messages one by one.


Google Chat was released to replace Google Hangouts and included text messaging and video calling features. The platform has been continuously developed to enhance its functionality and features; lately, the organization and prioritizing of conversations have been improved.

The New Feature:

Google Chat been updated to solve a common issue that arises when users rejoin group chats after a pause. It might be difficult to determine the topic of conversation when there are several posts and answers without having to open each one by hand. By showing participant avatars for unread threads in the discussion view and giving users instant context, the new functionality helps to mitigate this problem.

Google Chat New Feature: Prioritize Important Conversations

Implementation and Accessibility:

All Google account holders, including users with personal accounts, subscribers to Workspace Individual, and clients of Google Workspace, can utilize this functionality. Workspace users are not required to have admin authority, and the functionality will be activated by default. It will be available on iOS, Android, and the web. Starting on Monday, the deployment is anticipated to reach every user in a fortnight.

Sustained Innovation:

Google is coming up with new features for all of its products, even outside of messaging apps, as shown in some of the most recent releases. A new “Scan Text” option has been added to Gboard, Google’s smartphone keyboard software. This mode uses optical character recognition (OCR) technology to extract text from photographs and put it into text fields, increasing user productivity.

The launch of the new functionality in Google Chat is indicative of the company’s dedication to enhancing user experiences with collaboration and communication. Google hopes to improve the efficacy and efficiency of its messaging platform by incorporating creative ideas and tackling common issues, enabling users to prioritize and have meaningful discussions with ease.

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