Google Chat users are now able to set a custom status with their own text and emojis on the web and mobile app.
Google Chat has added the ability for users to customize their status on its mobile and web apps. The feature is live in both Google Chat and Gmail and offers the ability to set their chat status with custom text and emojis, and the option to clear the status on a specific set date.
Users can access settings to personalize their status in the top right corner of their Google Chat web app and Gmail.
When toggled on, the options will let them choose from a predefined standard status such as “do not disturb,” and “away,” or insert their own status by choosing the new “add a status” option.
This option allows for suggestions, or their own text and emoji input.
I suddenly have the option for a custom Google Chat status.
It auto suggests emojis and you have to set an expiration date. pic.twitter.com/BuEO6KQBaJ
— Ron Amadeo (@RonAmadeo) June 29, 2021
The option will also ask users the duration they would like their status to last. It will suggest standard presets like thirty minutes and “today,” as well as a calendar where users can select the dates and times on which their custom status should be removed.
After it has been set up, the custom status will appear beneath the user’s name in the conversation view.
As first reported on 9to5Google, Gmail, and Google Chat on Android now also support the feature and offer the option to add a status on the mobile app from the main navigation panel.
However, Chat will first need to be enabled in the settings menu for the new option to appear.
Once the option is enabled, a user will be presented with the same options and process as described above, for the desktop version.
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