Replying and 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 Destop Client
    • Windows or Mac, version 4.6.0 (13610.1201) or higher4.6.0 (13614.1202)
  • Zoom Client for Linux, version 3.5.330166.1202 or higher

Replying to a Message

You can reply to a message to keep all replies in the same thread. This allows user to easily identify replies.

  1. Hover over the message you want to reply to.
  2. Click the chat bubble icon.
  3. Enter your reply, then press Enter.
    Your reply will display under the parent message. All future replies will be display like this.

Adding Reactions to a Messages

You can react to messages by adding an emoticon. 

  1. Hover over the message you want to react to.
  2. Click the smiley icon.
  3. Select an icon. You can select from the same emoticons available when composing a chat message.
    The icon will appear below the message. 
  4. To remove the reaction, click the icon that was added to the message.

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.

Note: You can not edit messages if your admin enabled end-to-end encryption for chat.

  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.

Replying to a Message

You can reply to a message to keep all replies in the same thread. This allows user to easily identify replies.

  1. Hover over the message you want to reply to.
  2. Click the chat bubble icon.
  3. Enter your reply, then press Enter.
    Your reply will display under the parent message. All future replies will be display like this.

Adding Reactions to a Messages

You can react to messages by adding an emoticon. 

  1. Hover over the message you want to react to.
  2. Click the smiley icon.
  3. Select an emoticon. You can select from the same emoticons available when composing a chat message.
    The icon will appear below the message. 
  4. To remove the reaction, click the icon that was added to the message.

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.

Note: You can not edit messages if your admin enabled end-to-end encryption for chat.

  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.

Replying to a Message

You can reply to a message to keep all replies in the same thread. This allows user to easily identify replies.

  1. Tap and hold the message you want to reply to.
  2. Tap Reply.

    Zoom will display a new screen for replies.
  3. Enter your reply, then tap the send icon.
    Your reply will display in the Replies screen.

    Chat participants can view replies by tapping the number of replies under the parent message.

Adding Reactions to a Messages

You can react to messages by adding an emoticon. 

  1. Tap and hold the message you want to react to.
  2. Select an emoticon. You can select from the same emoticons available when composing a chat message.
    The icon will appear below the message. 
  3. To remove the reaction, click the icon that was added to the message.

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.

Note: You can not edit messages if your admin enabled end-to-end encryption for chat.

  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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