Send a Direct Message to Someone in Google Chat
Initiate a one-to-one chat.
In Google Chat https://chat.google.com, on the top left under Chat, click the + icon to Start a chat.
Click find a bot.
Look for bots here. You can also look on Google Search and then look for the same bots here.
When you click a bot, you see a preview and more info – you can switch between these two tabs.
You can also click Message to send a direct message to load the bot in a personal chat with it.
Done. It sends an introductory help message with some helpful links that let you know what it’s for and where you can learn more about it.
You can now use specific commands to do things. You don’t have to remember the commands – just enter a forward slash / and a list of commands and bots you can add will appear.
Only you can see the / commands you use. The bot’s responses are visible in the chat.
To display the help message again, type @botname help, where botname is the bot’s name.
You may also have to verify that your notifications settings are correct, and there may be a link that takes you to related settings.
Clicking OPEN DRIVE SETTINGS takes you to the Google Drive settings, where you can disable the Google Chat setting to stop getting chat updates about Drive items.
Initiate a one-to-one chat.
Confirm that you want to start a chat with someone requesting to chat with you.
View a one-to-one chat or space in a full-screen chat window, or minimize it.
Pin a chat to the top of your chats list or remove it from there.
Hide a chat from your chats list.
Delete a chat from your chats list, along with your copy of the chat history.
Turn history on or off to control the saving of chat messages.
Enable or disable notifications for a specific chat.
Add a bot to a direct one-to-one chat session.
Stop someone from ever chatting with you again.
Remove a bot from a direct one-to-one chat session.
Remove someone from your blocked people list to start chatting again.
Send direct messages to a bot.
Remove a bot from your chats list.
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