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Hangouts as chatrooms

I was hoping I could use Hangouts as chat-rooms, but it doesn't seem that easy. What I was expecting is that I can bring my Hangout contacts into a chat-room authorized by their hangout ID. Also all ...
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Display all hidden chat members in Gtalk

Gtalk doesn't provide groups in chat window. If I am online, I am online for all. If I am invisible, I am invisible for all. So, I see a very large list when I get online. For me, say for example, few ...
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Removing someone from Gmail chat list

How do I remove someone from my Gmail chat list, but not from my Gmail contacts? Please note that blocking is not an option, as I want to allow the person to invite me on chat later if he wants.
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Is it possible to block, filter, or minimize Facebook chat “stickers”?

Facebook has recently made great strides in their effort to be the most evil web app of all time, by adding "stickers" to chat. The most annoying thing about these "stickers", is that they are so ...
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Removing a Name from Gmail Chat

In Gmail Chat, the Never show button has disappeared. How do I get it back?
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Facebook chat messages still go to email if it’s off?

If chat is turned off on Facebook, will I still receive the messages to my email? Or only to the Facebook inbox now?
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Getting someone's attention in Campfire

According to this help page, you can get someone's attention by starting a message with @. But I don't see what it does. What I want is similar to IRC - normal messages don't make a sound effect, but ...
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How does Facebook figure out my top friends

The friends in my chat window on Facebook are pretty much all people I interact with most on Facebook. There is one person however that I have removed from my newsfeed and though I used Facebook to ...
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Facebook App chat very weird situation

I have Facebook app on my iPhone 4S and I have an issue. Although chat is off, when I check my Facebook from my iPhone, any Facebook friend of mine can enter his inbox where we had conversation and he ...
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Why does Gmail save a chat in Sent Mail?

I use Gmail. I have a chat conversation in Sent Mail, not in Inbox! Sent Mail means email, but I have a chat there like 1 email-1 line of a chat. It annoys me... I have Conversation view off. I have ...
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Can't call contact using Gmail's voice calling

I can call phone numbers and hangout with people, but I can't call a contact using the "Voice calling" feature. My contact says he doesn't get any notification when I try calling him. He can call me ...
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Where can I make a web-based chatroom? No signups, nothing to download?

I just want to make a group chat where nobody has to download anything or sign up for anything. I have a lot of friends across a lot of different platforms (AIM, Skype, Deviantart, Youtube) so I want ...
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Adding Yahoo contacts to Google Talk

How do I add Yahoo contacts to Google Talk? I have several people who don't have Gmail accounts and I'd like to be able to chat with them via Google Talk in my Gmail inbox.
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How do I message Google Document collaborators?

When I'm collaborating with others on a single document I'd like to be able to send them messages as I would in a chat client but without switching between windows. I can't see a way to do this from ...
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What happens when I click “No” to “X wants to be able to chat” in Gmail? Will he or she know?

I don't want to be rude. But I don't want to chat with this person in Gmail. Will he/she be notified or otherwise know if I say no to his/her chat request?
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Facebook chat alert “Friend is using an application to access chat.”

I am using the Facebook chat a lot but today something odd started happening. When I try to send my friends a message through the Facebook chat they will receive a pop up message saying something like ...
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Revert changes done to Facebook chat

I'm new to Facebook (yes, that is still possible!). Yesterday, when I registered, Facebook chat in my account was tiny (about 1/5 of screen height) and showed only true on-line Friends. Today, ...
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Is there a way to move the chat window to the right side of Gmail?

I am using Gmail with too many labels with multiple levels. I also have the Preview Pane lab enabled. I want to move the chat window to the right side. It was previously there. But I am not able to ...
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How do I stop someone from seeing me on Facebook Chat?

I like Facebook Chat, but I want to hide from specific people. Is there an easy way to do this?
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How to ignore a friend on Facebook?

I want to "delete" some friends from Facebook without them noticing. Is that possible? Is possible at least to hide them from Facebook chat?
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Finding possible replacements for Skype

I currently use Skype to do video chats with folks that I know across the world, but I've been finding that its performance has been pretty horrible. Dropped connections, horrible video performance, ...
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Change the display name of my friends in Google+

Some friends chose weird nicknames that I cant relate to them and I cant recognize them in the Chat list. I went to "Contacts" in my Google account (https://mail.google.com/mail/#contacts) and I ...
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Where can I voice chat in the web and meet people?

I like chatroulette and omegle, but those sites focus on text or video chats. There is any voice focused alternative? I'd rather talk with a single unknown person at a time, but group chat are also ...
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Why are friends I never talk to in the top section of the chat list?

Sometimes I have friends showing in the top chat side bar that I never talk to, so I wonder why they are in the top of the chat side bar and not in the 'other friends' on chat. Could it be that ...
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Adding all Gmail contacts to Gmail chat

I want to add all of my contacts to the chat list. I have selected "Show in chat list:">All Contacts, but not all of my contacts are showing there. How do I do it?
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How to retrieve complete chat from a Twitter chat?

I was in a Twitter chat with a group on tweetchat.com but now when I search the for chat tag, only the last 20 messages or so show up. Is there a way to retrieve all of the chat, which is probably ...
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Is there a web app where you can share music in real time in the context of a chat?

I'm looking for a web application that allows me to share the music I'm listening to in real time with a friend over chat. Note: this isn't about broadcasting my musical tastes or publishing my ...
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Are there any embeddable chat room services that aren't Meebo? [closed]

I run a weekly live podcast, and I currently use Meebo because of it's instant access for users. Users don't need to connect with Facebook or Twitter or confirm their email, they are just thrown into ...
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Is there a way to permanently hide the “Chat” and “Invite a Friend” sections on left side panel of GMail?

On the left hand column of GMail I see my mailbox. Below the list of all my mailboxes, I get a section for "Chat" which lists my recent contacts, and below that, a section for "Invite a Friend". I'd ...
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Remove the Chat box from the left pane on Gmail

I don't ever use the chat feature of Gmail. Is there a way to get rid of the chat box on the left side? I can minimize it, but it still shows my name and the "Search, add, or invite" textbox. I can ...
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Web based chat that has group chat features? [closed]

I currently use IMO.im, which is great except they don't offer group chat... I'm looking for something similiar but with that feature. Required: Group chat (like a desktop app) Web based (no ...
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How do I remove a contact from the Gmail chat list without blocking or deleting the contact?

Under Settings > Chat, I have "Only allow people that I've explicitly approved to chat with me and see when I'm online" checked. I want to know how to revoke chat permissions for someone whom I've ...
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how to know when chat coversations have been deleted

How to see full conversations on chat. And how to tell if chats have been deleted? I looked on Facebook saw an alert. But maybe the chat was deleted?
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How to search only in chat history in Gmail

When I do a search in Gmail, all my mail is searched, but I only want to search my chats. Is this possible?
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Read Yahoo Chat history on web

Where is Yahoo IM history location? Yahoo saves history on his server. Where can I see it?
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How do I remove myself from somebody's yahoo friends list?

In yahoo all the people who added me as a friend at some point of time(which may be back in 1999) can see me whenever I am online. Due to this issue I am always forced to go invisible in yahoo, if I ...
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Facebook shows me as online even if I turned off chat. How can I be offline in Facebook?

I never use Facebook Chat. It's always turned off. But I realized that it shows me as online (green dot) to my friends even if it's turned off. Is there any way to be offline in Facebook? I don't ...
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How to setup new Gmail Hangouts

I recently heard about Google Hangouts at Gmail, and I accidentally ignored “Try it now” while it asked me to try Google Hangouts. Is there any way to enable the new features back on Gmail if I ...
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Who have I blocked on GChat?

Recently I found out I'd accidentally blocked someone on GChat, and now I'd like to know who else I might have blocked? How do I figure this out? (I have too many contacts to go through them one by ...
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Is there a way to use Skype chat from within the browser?

Is there a way to use Skype's chat features from within the browser? It would be great to be able to converse with your contact in situations where you can't necessarily install applications (while ...
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What is the back story or history behind Facebook's 'Putnam' smiley?

Please explain the reason for and back story to Facebook's hidden PUTNAM smiley (:putnam:). Here it is:
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How do you search for the frequency with which a few specific words are used in gmail chats with a specific person?

A friend asked me to make an info-graph in celebration of he and his wife having a baby due pretty soon. I have an idea for it - frequency of baby terms (baby, babies, kid, kids) by month in our ...
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Yahoo Messenger chat history

I cannot see any of my recent chat messages any more. I tried to chat with one or two friends and open the chat history to see whether new messages appear in the log. But nothing is logged. even in my ...
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It is possible to hide or disable chat on Google Drive for all the users that are sharing the document?

I need to disable the chat on my Google Drive’s shared documents, as I work with people around the world who need privacy. As I discovered, you have the chance to disable it in your own account, but I ...
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Gmail Chat How to turn it on

Okay, so our school gave everybody a Gmail account, and everybody "chatted" on it when we were supposed to be working. One day we went on gmail and everybody's chat is gone completely. We all think ...
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Does “previewing” a Facebook message mark it as Seen?

Say I get a New Message notification (the red box over the Messages icon). I then click on the Messages icon, so I am viewing the "preview" of all of my recent conversations. The red notification icon ...
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Is there a way I can use my facebook chat from within gmail?

I like chatting with people through my gmail account for a number of reasons, but mostly because these chats are archived and searchable. Is it possible to use my Facebook chat from within gmail chat ...
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Chat with Facebook friends without having Facebook account

I had a Facebook account, and deleted it, since I found Facebook overwhelming. Now, I would just like to chat (using web app or computer program) with some of my Facebook friends, so I wonder if this ...
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How to edit a person's name in the new Gmail chat?

Previously in Gmail chat, I was just able to click on the name of a person to edit his name. Now, the name acts as a link which opens Contacts, where the editing can happen. the old way was faster. ...
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Contacts list and Chat Box suddenly disappeared from the lefthand side of Gmail account

Even though chat is on, I can’t see my chat list. Can you please tell me how can I get back?