Star messages in Google Chat on mobile

What’s changing

Last November, we introduced starred on web, an additional shortcut in the redesigned Google Chat navigation panel that helps you stay on top of your most important messages. Today, we’re excited to announce this is now available on Android and iOS mobile devices.

Getting started

Admins: There is no admin control for this feature. End users: To star a message, longpress it and click star. You can unstar a message from the original message or unstar messages from the shortcut. Starring messages is unavailable in existing spaces organized by conversation topic (legacy threaded). Learn about the upgrade from conversation topics to in-line threading in spaces. Visit the Help Center to learn how to star messages in Chat. 

Rollout pace

Android:
Rapid Release and Scheduled Release domains: Gradual rollout (up to 15 days for feature visibility) starting on January 19, 2024
iOS:
Rapid Release and Scheduled Release domains: Gradual rollout (up to 15 days for feature visibility) starting on January 16, 2024

Availability

Available to all Google Workspace customers and users with personal Google Accounts

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