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Do Gmail chats become sent mail when somebody reads them?

I recently tried to chat with someone when they were not online (status was yellow). A few hours later it was still there and I added to the chat. A few hours later again I came back and the chat ...
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Snail animation in Gmail chat

I resized the chat window, and this snail appeared (also with animation): Why did it appear? What's its significance?
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Hide non-coworkers from Hangouts search

My company uses gmail for our work email. Frequently I accidentally open google hangouts with random strangers* - is there any way to just remove non-company people from the hangouts search entirely? ...
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“Never Show” missing on some contacts in Gmail chat

Similar to http://webapps.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/chat, I'm trying to remove some contacts from my Gmail chat list. But for some of my contacts, there is no "More options" pull-down menu ...
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Gmail account recovery by phone? [duplicate]

Hello My name is John Steel, last month my gmail account was hacked by some one in Canada and when I searched for help in Google there is one number that I found that completely recover my gmail ...
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Unblock and accept someone from Google Chat

I blocked an ID in Google Chat, but now I want to unblock and accept that person again. How can I invite that person back to be able to chat with them?
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Gmail chat contact - cannot edit contact info

I am trying to remove a particular contact from my Gmail chat list. The following question describes my original dilemma: How do I remove a contact from the Gmail chat list without blocking or ...
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How do I completely remove an e-mail and chat contact from Gmail?

If I go to my e-mail list when sending an e-mail to someone on Gmail, an e-mail from a person I don't want to see is there and I can remove it at all. I don't want this information in my e-mail list ...
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Removing contact from Google chat function

I would like to remove a person from my Gmail chat list and make it so she cannot contact me. She does not appear on my contact list. When hovering over her name on the hangout section it only shows ...
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No phone icon showing on contacts in Hangouts or Google Voice

I installed Google Hangouts on my new laptop and now the phone icon does not appear next to any of my contacts when I try to open a chat and call them. If I try to call them through the Hangouts ...
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If I deactivate my Gmail account, will others still see me in their chat list?

I recently deactivated my Gmail account, but I came to know that I'm still visible on my friends contacts’ chat lists. How is this possible?
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Google Chat not logging me out from everywhere

So since few days I noticed this problem that I am always logged into my gmail chat. This has caused so many problem, gmail is delivering my chats to some unknown place, or not delivering at all, but ...
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How do I prevent my google chat from showing my status as “idle”?

I am being watched by the boss. I want my status to show as "active" all the time even when I step away from my desk. Any way to make it appear as active 100% of the time?
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Setting chat alias in gmail chat

I'd like to set chat aliases for chat contacts in gmail. Or, if it's possible, to hide patronyms. As of now, the chat contact list shows the full name (including patronym) of the person as written in ...
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Gtalk unnotified messages

Starting with the rollout of Hangout as an update for gtalk (both inside gmail and as the android client) that happened around May, I noticed that I kept missing some messages and realizing someone ...
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Gmail chat/Hangouts issue

For the past 10 days I couldn’t open the chat box in my account. I have not done any changes to the settings. When I open the chat box (or Hangouts), it says “We're having trouble contacting our ...
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How do you auto-archive chat/hangout messages in Gmail?

I use hangouts on Android and on the desktop (browser extension) and these messages periodically appear in my Gmail inbox. So every day I'm having to manually archive all these hangout messages that ...
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Changing Gmail's settings to displays a user’s email rather than their name

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 ...
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How to set the song I am listening to as a custom message in Gtalk?

For chatting purposes I use my Gmail chat. I know how to type custom messages in the chat but not how to set the music I listen to as a custom message. I use Windows Media Player for listening to ...
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Can mail admin read my chat?

I have a company email, hemc@companyname.com, which is managed by my company admin and it is hosted on Google Apps mail services. I want to know whether the admin can check my emails or my chat ...
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How to group chat contacts in Gmail side chat list?

I have quite a lot contacts whom I chat with. I already installed lab in Gmail which puts the chat list to the right side to have more space. Now I'd like to group the contacts in the online list in ...
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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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Telephone pad not visible in Gmail

When I sign on to Gmail, there's no longer a way to acces the telephone feature. The word "chat" has disappeared! What can I do to access Gmail Chat again?
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Gmail Chat “never shown” Google contacts

Is there a way to get a list of all Google contacts that I have ocasionally marked as "never show" in my Gmail Chat? That is needed to make all of them "auto" one by one with Gmail Chat UI. If one ...
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If I block someone from Gmail chat, will it block them on Google+?

Somebody I have added to my Google+ circles is now showing up as chattable in my Gmail chat sidebar. I don't want her to be able to see me as online whenever I've got a Gmail tab open - just when I'm ...
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How can I add a Google+ person to Gtalk?

How can I add a Google+ person (someone in my circles) to GTalk? There seems like there should be an easy way since GTalk (chat) is now embedded in Google+. Searching my friend's names doesn't ...
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How to prevent showing online in Google Chat for a specific person?

There is a person in my Gmail chat friend list which I don't like. When I'm online, he gets notified (while my status shows I'm online). I'm talking about my Gmail Web page and default Chat box in ...
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Auto-offline chat in Gmail chat

Is there any way to automatically start an "offline chat" mode when an invisible contact is clicked rather than the default of "Compose Mail"?
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AIM via GMail chat — is it encrypted through SSL?

When using GChat in the GMail interface (and using ssl/https), you have the ability to log in to AIM as well. Is this encrypted like the email and gchat? Recently I've noticed there is an icon that ...