How to Create Spaces in Google Chat on Mobile

Google Chat has recently undergone a stunning makeover, introducing a brand-new look and relocating some features, including the ability to create Spaces. With Spaces, you can have organized conversations, effortlessly share files, and have hassle-free discussions. In this article, we will guide you through the simple steps to create Spaces in Google Chat on your mobile device, making collaboration on the go an absolute breeze!

What Is a Space in Google Chat

Google Chat's Space is a virtual room or collaborative space where members can interact, exchange files, and work together on projects. It works like a chat room or group chat, offering extra features like file integration with Google Drive, task creation, event scheduling, and more.

Spaces are created around specific topics, groups, or tasks, allowing members to engage in targeted discussions and easily find relevant information in a centralized place.

Create a Space in Google Chat

To create a space in Google Chat, follow these simple steps:

  1. Tap on the new chat icon (green color) and select “Create a space” from the list of options.

  2. Choose an emoji for your Space, enter the name and an optional description.

  3. Enter the email addresses of the individuals you want to add to the Space, or skip this step and add them later.

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Invite Members to Space in Google Chat

Once you have created your space, you can invite members to join it. Here's how:

  1. In a new Space, tap on the “Add people & apps” button and enter the email addresses of the people you want to invite.

  2. Alternatively, tap on the name of the Space at the top and then on “Manage members.”

  3. Tap on the add contact icon, type the email ID or select from the suggestions, and tap on the right tick icon on iOS or Done on Android.

You can also manage invited members in the Invited section, where you can block, remove, or direct message them.

How to Assign Space Manager

By default, the creator of a Space is assigned as the space manager. To assign someone else as the space manager, follow these steps:

  1. Go to “Manager members” as mentioned earlier.

  2. Tap on the meatball menu (three horizontal dots) next to the member you want to make the space manager.

  3. Select “Make space manager” from the options.

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How to Send Messages and Files on Space

To send messages and share files in a Space, follow these steps:

  1. To send a text message, type your message in the blank space and hit the send icon. You can mention members with @ and include emojis by tapping on the emoji icon.

  2. You can also send texts in various fonts and styles. Just tap on the + icon and choose “Format.”

  3. In addition to text messages, you can also share photos, videos, GIFs, and files from your device or Google Drive.

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Features Available for Space in Google Chat

Google Chat's Space offers a range of extra features to streamline project coordination. Here are a few of them:

  • Start a Google Meet: Initiate a Google Meet directly within your Space, allowing team members to join seamlessly without starting the meeting elsewhere or sending separate invites.

  • Add Apps: Integrate third-party apps for task management, project tracking, or specialized team tools to enhance the Space's capabilities.

  • Schedule Tasks: Add tasks for your team in Space, including descriptions, dates, times, and assign them to specific members.

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Few Basics in a Space

Google Chat's Space offers a plethora of features to enhance your experience. Here are a few basics you should know:

  1. Rename Space: Tap on the Space name at the top and then tap on the edit icon to rename the Space and modify its details.

  2. Search Within Space: Use the robust search feature to find specific messages, attachments, links, and more within your Space.

  3. More to a Message: Tap and hold a message to access options such as reacting with emojis, editing, quoting in reply, replying in a thread, and more.

  4. Manage Notifications: Customize your notification preferences for the Space, including muting or unmuting specific Spaces and controlling notification settings.

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  1. What happens after leaving a Space on Google Chat?

    • Leaving a Space makes it impossible to access unless another user adds or invites you. If you're the space manager, you must assign someone else as a space manager before departing.
  2. What happens after blocking a Space in Google Chat?

    • Blocking a Space prevents you from receiving future invitations to that Space and removes it from your search results.
  3. What happens if I delete a Space?

    • Only a space manager can delete a Space, deleting all its content and removing all members.
  4. How many members can join a Space in Google Chat?

    • Up to 50,000 members can join a Space in Google Chat.

Virtual Work Space

Now you are ready to take your teamwork to the next level. Explore the amazing features of Google Chat's Space creation and easily manage your chats, files, and discussions. Experience seamless collaborations and stress-free team conversations. Let's get chatting and make your workday happier!