Google has added the ability for Gmail users to resize the Chat and Virtual Rooms sections in the left navigation in the web version, making it easier for them to stay on top of their most important conversations and browse relevant chats faster.
There is no administrator control or end user setting for this new feature. To resize a section, hover over a section header and drag up or down to adjust as needed. You can make it longer or shorter according to your needs.
Image: Resizing of chat and virtual rooms sections on Gmail on the Web / Credit: Google
The ability to resize the Chat and Virtual Rooms section on Gmail is available for Google Workspace Essentials, Business Starter, Business Standard, Business Plus, Enterprise Essentials, Enterprise Standard and Enterprise Plus, as well as for G Suite Basic, Business, Education, Enterprise for Customers education and non-profit organizations.
Gmail’s new web-based feature is being rolled out for fast and scheduled release domains and will take a couple of days to be fully visible.
- The ability to resize the Chat & Rooms section on Gmail is available for both Quick Release and Scheduled Release domains, and it will take a couple of days to make it fully visible.
- Gmail adds the ability to resize the Chat and Rooms sections on the web