How to Switch to Hangouts Chat from Slack

Now that you’ve switched from Slack® to G Suite, here are some tips on using Chat to collaborate with your team, whether in a 1:1 direct message (DM) or a dedicated group workspace.
Get Chat: chat.google.com | Desktop app | Android app | iOS app
In Slack…In Chat…
Open Slack in a browser, mobile app, Mac®, or Windows®Open Chat in a browser, mobile app, Mac, or WindowsTo open Chat in a browser, go to Chat.To open Chat on Mac, Windows, Android or iOS®, go to Chat and download the corresponding app.For more details, see Get started with Hangouts Chat.
Send a DM to someoneSend a DM to someone or a groupSend a DM to someoneClick Find people, rooms, bots.Enter a name or email address.Enter your DM and click Send .For more details, see Get started with Hangouts Chat.Send a DM to a groupClick Find people, rooms, botsGroup message.Enter names or email addresses.Click Message.Enter your DM and click Send .For more details, see Get started with Hangouts Chat.
Join a channelPreview and join a roomClick Find people, rooms, botsBrowse rooms.Enter a room that you’ve been invited to. Point to a room and click Preview. From the preview, click Join. For more details, see Get started with Hangouts Chat.
Create a channelCreate a roomOn the left, click Find people, rooms, botsCreate room.Enter a room name and click Create.
Edit a messageEdit text in a conversationPoint to your conversation and click Edit . Make your change and click Update.
Add styles and emoji to your messageAdd styles and emoji to your textIn a reply:Click Emoji  and select the emoji you want to add.To bold, add an asterisk (*) before and after the text.To italicize, add an underscore (_) before and after the text.To add code formatting to a block of text on a new line, add (“`) before and after the text.To add code formatting to text in-line, add (`) before and after the text.
Leave a channelLeave a roomOn the left, point to a room and click More Leave.
Delete messagesDelete your message in a conversation or delete an entire DMDelete your message in a conversation—Point to your message in a conversation and click Delete .Delete an entire DM—On the left under People, point to a DM and click More Delete conversation.
Upload and share filesUpload and share filesIn a reply, choose an option:To attach a file from your computer, click File upload .To attach a file from Google Drive, click Add Google Drive file .Click Send .
Search your messagesSearch your messagesAt the top, click Search  and enter your search query.On the left, choose where to search:In a particular roomIn All rooms and direct messagesFor more details, see Get started with Hangouts Chat.
Manage your notificationsManage your notificationsClick Settings Settings.Choose push notification options for web and desktop, mobile devices, and email.For more details, see Get started with Hangouts Chat.
About the Author

Sande Kennedy is the founder and Editor in Chief of SandeKennedy.co.ke & Kenyans247.co.ke He is a Kenyan-based Internetprenuer,blogger Political Activist & informer who has an interest in politics, governance, corporate-fraud and human-interest. Kindly drop me a note if you feel aggrieved on any matter that you would want to be highlighted  Twitter: @nyosake , Instagram: @itssandekennedy WhatsApp: +254791890826 Read More about me here