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I want the email to be shown when chatting with friends in Gmail or Google Talk.

I feel it is more secure to see their email address, as users can change their names and even have the same name as others.

So I need the email address to be shown instead of the name when chatting with friends in Gmail.

Is this possible? And if yes, how can I do it?

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There does not seem to be a way to do this via built-in settings (I'm unsure if there are any plugins/extensions which may do this), but you can see the email addresses with a quick check.

In Gchat, simply hover over the person's name in the chat list for a few seconds. Their contact card will pop up. Their email address is displayed on the second line, below their name.


Gtalk works identically. Hover over the name in the contact list and the contact card will pop up. Their email address is displayed in the bottom left of the window.


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Thanks but not possible to check email id every time, I need email id instead of there name – Raidon Apr 1 '13 at 4:17
is this possible? @phantom42 – Raidon Apr 3 '13 at 4:13

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