Google has introduced a new feature on Gmail that will allow users to pin a specific Google Chat conversation. It will also be possible to pin a room to the top of the list. The conversation or room will be pinned to the top of the list view in Gmail and the pinned messages can be also accessed from the left-hand navigation menu. The feature has begun rolling out to eligible users and it will be visible to everyone within a few days. It will be available primarily for Google Workspace customers.
Pinning a conversation will help users keep track of important updates as the conversation will be visible on the top of the Chat list. According to Google, this will make them quicker and easier to find. A red dot will also appear next to pinned conversations with unread messages on integrated Gmail. To pin a conversation, navigate to the said conversation under Chat or Rooms. Click on More > Pin and to unpin a conversation, follow the same steps and click on Unpin.
The pinned conversation feature will be available on Android and iOS devices, and on the Web. It will be available to users with the following plans, Google Workspace Essentials, Business Starter, Business Standard, Business Plus, It will be also Enterprise Essentials, Enterprise Standard, Enterprise Plus, G Suite Basic, Business, Education, Enterprise for Education, and Nonprofits customers.
Google Chat is in the process of replacing the classic Hangouts on Gmail and the update has already been rolling out. In the first half of the coming year, All eligible users are expecting to make the transition. It will retain some Hangout features. Google Chatgroup messaging. Google said that it will discard some other features.