Instant messaging and VoIP app provided by Google that can be accessed through Gmail, iGoogle and orkut as well as the Windows desktop program. Also known as Google Chat.

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How do I get my old Google Chat back in the Gmail web app?

I don't like the new Google Hangout integration with my gmail web app. It's too busy, too much color, and too hard to see what status people are. In short, get off my lawn. Can I get the old Google ...
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How can I find out the calling history in the plugin of gmail?

In gmail, there used to be a plugin at lower left corner for using Gtalk to call some other people. When I click the phone icon, there will be a list of recent phone numbers that I have communicated ...
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How to send file using the Gmail chat?

Can I send files using the Gmail web chat? That feature exist in that chat? What are my options in case not?
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Why did my Gchat easter egg animations stop working?

I frequently use the chat popup in Gmail to talk with my husband while we are working. Today I typed "Woot" to something he said, and the little happy animation guy didn't show up (for either of us). ...
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My google chat window and contacts have disapeared [duplicate]

How do I get my chat window and contacts to come back on my gmail screen? I have gone through the settings and made sure its on and the labels and such are there. Nothing has helped
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just what is going on at Gmail and Google with all their errors and mistakes lately?

I just read through a lengthy forum post on how to remove contacts from Gmail's chat list. All of the answers there are invalid by now. My older contacts all have the small down arrow from which I ...
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Does Gchat automatically send out a chat invite?

I decided to remove a contact from my circles and somehow from my chat list. I didn't wish to block this person. I just wanted their name to be gone because we have a history and "out of sight, out of ...
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How to know email of a Gmail chat contact?

I have some contacts in Gmail chat that I don't know its email. And in some other I have the option to send them an email, why is that? Is there a way to see the contact email? Contact with email: ...
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Gchat invitation automatic?

I got an invitation to Gchat today from someone who cut off contact with me. Before this, we were frequent communicators. I erased all messages and emails from the person a few days ago and erased the ...
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Why does Google Talk think I am “signed in from a different location that doesn't support invisibility”?

I only occasionally use Google Talk, and only via Gmail in my browser. I always stay invisible, and only use it when someone asks me (say, via text or email) to chat with them, and then I send them ...
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My friend can’t see my real email address, they see a weird “username@PUBLIC.TALK.GOOGLE.COM”. How can I get back my email address? [closed]

I didn’t notice until a friend tried to send me an email directly from Gtalk, but the email address he sees on my information was a weird code plus @PUBLIC.TALK.GOOGLE.COM. I asked to some other ...
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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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GMail chat list doesn't show the “More options” or “Caret” icon

I was trying to organize my Gmail chat contact list, I remember that previously there was a "More options" button and then it was replaced by a "Caret" icon which open a dropdown menu with the option ...
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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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invisible in Gmail when using Chrome Hangouts [duplicate]

I installed the Google Chrome Hangouts plugin. But after that, I can’t stay invisible. Does anyone know how to stay invisible when we're using the Hangouts plugin or even the Google Talk plugin?
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Sending SMS from GTalk in India - Out of Order recently

I have been using gmail for quite a long time now, also been a frequent user of its SMS service through the chat (I mean the old version, not Hangouts). Recently, there is some problem using this for ...
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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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How to test and improve my volume for the other side with Google Talk?

I often make phone calls with Google Talk (i.e. the phone icon from Gmail) where I can hear the other side well but they haven't a hard time hearing me unless I speak very loudly near my laptop's ...
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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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How can I set a notification to let me know when a specific contact get online in Google Talk / Hangout?

I want to have a notification just for one specific contact, not all of them.
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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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Google Talk shows idle symbol (orange circle) all the time

I recently updated from google-talk to google-hangout. In Hangouts there is no way to set the availability status (available, idle etc.), but my friends (that are still using Google Talk) claim that ...
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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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How can I disconnect all my devices from Google Hangout and Google Talk at once?

I would like to disconnect all my devices such as computers, phones and tablets from Google Hangout and Google Talk at once. Is there any way to do so?
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Why does Google Talk say I'm logged in, while I show up as not logged in on the Google Talk phone app?

I can clearly see myself as logged in on Google Talk, on the version that comes up on the computer. When I see myself on the Google Talk app, which I though was the same thing, it comes up that I am ...
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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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Back to Google Talk

Starting from today the Google Hangouts panel in my Gmail tells me that I should join Google+ to use Hangouts. Is there a way to revert the plugin to the old Google Talk plugin in Gmail? (Please note ...
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How do I make the chat show idle immediately?

When my email is left idle, my chat button shows green for a long time (for about 20 minutes) before turning orange, meaning I am available although I am away doing something. How I make the green ...
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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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How do I just show online people in Gmail Hangout (formerly Talk/chat)?

The new Google Hangouts in Gmail option seems interesting, and while it shows my most recent contacts, most of them aren't online (some never are because of the Google account they use). Can I sort ...
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Google Talk - Chat Invites from outside domain

I'm not the Google Apps Admin but he wants me to create a gmail account and add it to chat so that everyone else in the domain can talk with this gmail account. The problem I'm having is I that most ...
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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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Always connected in Gmail Chat

I tried to set my status to invisible in Gmail Chat, but I got "Oops! You are not invisible because you're logged into Google Talk from another client, device, or location that doesn't support ...
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In the new Google Hangouts, is there any way to change the emoticon set?

The new Google Hangouts replaced the normal Google Chat ASCII-ish emoticons with somewhat disturbed looking gumdrops. Is there any way to change this emoticon set, or even put it back to how it was ...
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Using Adium (or iChat) with a GChat account that uses Single Sign-on (SSO)

We have been using a few Google Apps offerings at work for a while now (Drive, Sites), and we are using the Single Sign-on feature. For example, to use google docs I start with a link that redirects ...
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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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How to change text font of Google Talk chat when used in Gmail/Google+?

I want to use the Candara font when I chat but I can’t find any option to do this. Is this possible? And if yes, how?
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Google Voice—change audio device

I need to change the audio device used by Google Voice chat. The official help page says "Click the Options button at the bottom of your chat list". The problem is, there’s no such button in either ...
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Google Talk Service On Google Application Engine [closed]

I searched a lot for built web service like Google Talk, using Google Application Engine and Python. For that first step is to check the status of online user on the Gmail. I found many code of it on ...
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Google Talk privacy

How can I make sure that no one can see my status on Google Talk, except people on my contact list? Right now I usually just stay invisible, because I think people can see my status if they have my ...
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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 do I get the IFTTT GTalk Channel to work with a Google Apps account?

I am trying to add the Google Talk channel to my IFTTT account, and no matter what I do, I cannot get a PIN sent to me in an instant message. I have followed the instructions for enabling chat ...
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How to get YouTube video title as URL?

I want to set my gtalk status to a youtube video link. But the link doesn't show title, and shows actual URL. I want it to show the title clicking on which people go to the video page. What is the ...
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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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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?