Managing Chat Messages Follow

Overview

You can edit or delete messages, files, or images that you have already sent. The search results that recipients see in the chat will reflect the content of your edited message. Although the recipient does not receive a notification, deleted chat content and files are no longer accessible within Zoom.

Prerequisites

  • Zoom Client for Windows or Mac, version 4.3.0 or higher
  • Zoom Client for Linux, version 3.0 or higher

Starring a Message

You can place a star on important messages, copying them to the Starred Messages chat and allowing you to quickly view them later on.

  1. Hover over the the message you want to star.
  2. Click the star icon next the message.
  3. Click the Starred Messages chat thread to see your starred messages.
    If the original thread was with another contact, you will see posted in followed by the contact's name. If you starred a message in a channel, you will see posted in followed by the channel's name.
  4. Hover over the message and click the yellow star icon to unstar your message. Click Jump to view the original chat thread.

Editing a Message

You can edit the content of a message that you have already sent.

  1. Hover over the message you want to delete and click the more icon ().
  2. Choose Edit.
  3. Change the text and click Save.

    Zoom will now show the edited message, and indicate that it has been edited for all chat participants.

Deleting a Message, File, Picture, or GIF

You can delete any item you have sent. Recipients will not be able to see deleted items in Zoom.

  1. Hover over the item you want to delete and click the more icon ().
  2. Choose Delete.

    Zoom will show You deleted a message, but other participants will not see that notification.

Sharing a Message, File, or Picture

You can forward a sent item to another contact or channel

  1. Hover over the message you want to share, click the more icon (), then choose Share message.

    Note: If you are sharing a file or picture, hover over the item and click the share icon .
  2. Select a contact or channel to forward the item to, then click Share
    Note: You can only select one contact or channel.

Starring a Message

You can place a star on important messages, copying them to the Starred Messages chat and allowing you to quickly view them later on.

  1. Hover over the the message you want to star.
  2. Click the star icon next the message.
  3. Click the Starred Messages chat thread to see your starred messages.
    If the original thread was with another contact, you will see posted in followed by the contact's name. If you starred a message in a channel, you will see posted in followed by the channel's name.
  4. Hover over the message and click the yellow star icon to unstar your message. 

Editing a Message

You can edit the content of a message that you have already sent.

  1. Hover over the message you want to delete and click the more icon ().
  2. Choose Edit.
  3. Change the text and click Save.

    Zoom will now show the edited message, and indicate that it has been edited for all chat participants.

Deleting a Message, File, Picture, or GIF

You can delete any item you have sent. Recipients will not be able to see deleted items in Zoom.

  1. Hover over the message you want to delete and click the more icon ().
  2. Choose Delete.

    Zoom will show You deleted a message, but other participants will not see that notification.

Starring a Message

You can place a star on important messages, copying them to the Starred Messages chat and allowing you to quickly view them later on.

  1. Tap and hold the message you want to star.
  2. Tap Star Message.
  3. Tap the star icon  in Meet & Chat.
  4. Tap a Starred Messages to view all messages you have starred.

Editing a Message

You can edit the content of a message that you have already sent.

  1. Tap and hold the message you want to edit.
  2. Choose Edit.
  3. Change the text and click Done.
    Zoom will now show the edited message, and indicate that it has been edited for all chat participants.

Deleting a Message, File, Picture, or GIF

You can delete any item you have sent. Recipients will not be able to see deleted items in Zoom.

  1. Tap and hold the item you want to delete.
  2. Choose Delete.
    Zoom will show You deleted a message, but other participants will not see that notification.

Sharing a Message

You can forward a sent message to another contact or channel

Note: You cannot forward files or pictures in the mobile app. Use the Zoom desktop client for forwarding these items.

  1. Tap and hold the message you want to share.
  2. Choose Share.
  3. Select a contact or channel to forward the item to, then click Share
    Note: You can only select one contact or channel.

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