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In the main lesson, you had the option to learn how to send a direct message through Hangouts Chat in Gmail.

You may have learned that digital skill yourself -- or you may have been taught the skill by your partner.

If you did not learn how to send a direct message, go back and complete that video now.

Then, return to this extension.

In this extension, you will add multiple people to a chat to create a group conversation.

A group chat is useful when you want to share time-sensitive information, get answers to a question quickly, and maintain a fast-paced workflow.

You can use group chat for your company’s different teams, regions, and areas of interest to improve collaboration and make sure that everyone is on the same page, no matter where they are located.

To begin, go to Google dot com.

Select Gmail.

Then, start a new conversation.

Create a new group.

Type the first person’s name, email address, or phone number in the search field, and click on the name when it appears.

Repeat the process for a second contact.

Click the checkmark to finish creating your group.

Then, in the chat window, write a short message.

Nice job creating a group chat!

Now, it’s your turn: Start a new group in Hangouts Chat in Gmail, Type in the first name, email address, or phone number, Type in the second name, email address, or phone number, And write a short message to the group.

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