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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Why can't I change my Google Talk profile picture shown in the browser?

On my work Google Apps account, the Google Talk gadget in Gmail (or any other browser interface) shows a different profile picture to the Google Talk desktop application and to my image as shown in ...
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Google Talk XMPP username for Google+ non-Gmail account?

Google+ decided to let me IM with people in my circles. But I only ever notice IM messages if I log in to an account via Pidgin (a desktop XMPP/AIM/etc. client). Google offers XMPP login to its chat ...
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Why in Google products like Docs or Talk, my username listed instead of the full name?

For example in Google Docs others see me like this: Same in Gmail Chat, my friends see my username in the list, instead of my name. I've checked my account settings, and the profile, all seems to ...
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Adding all domain members to everyone's GTalk in Apps for Business?

Is there a way to configure GTalk in Google Apps for Business so that all members of a domain immediately can chat with everyone without each person having to individually send invites to everyone ...
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How to set contacts as “never show” for Google talk in bulk?

I know I can set them one by one in Google contacts, but how to do it in batch? Thank you.
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Saving Gtalk chat history after “Go off the record” enabled

I have a Google Apps Business account. The users in the organization use Gtalk to chat. It is compulsory to save chat history but the users change the settings and "go off the record". Is there any ...
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Friend on my chat list became an invited one

There is one thing which confuses me: there are these friends of mine who were in my chat list, but later on they became invited ones. How come? Did they deleted or blocked me? P.S.: When I asked one ...
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Why is my Google Chat box changing sizes on me as I type?

I'm using Google Chat on my personal email account with the right-hand-side-chat lab feature enabled. I noticed tonight that, as I typed, the chatbox would grow to three times as large as normal and ...
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Chat with yourself in Google Talk?

I just had this idea that I could use Google Talk much like a dictaphone, by chatting with myself. This way I could log random little notes and have them turn up when I do a search in Gmail. However, ...
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How can I disconnect other logged in sessions of my Google Chat/Talk?

AIM has this feature where if you have multiple connections at once you can disconnect the others. Is there a way to do this for Google Talk?
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Leave Google Talk pop-out window open when closing parent site

I’m using Google Talk from within Google Mail and Google+. However, I actually don’t want to have the parent site (Google Mail or Google+) open all the time while chatting, I just want the pop-out ...
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How can I stop the Gmail web based chat going idle when I switch browser tabs?

I have a Gmail tab open in the browser (Firefox 4.0) all the time with chat enabled. However, when I move to a different tab for a while, then move back to the Gmail tab my chat status has changed to ...
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How can I fix or debug some subtle Google Talk issues?

I have Google Apps on my .us domain. I use Google Talk (via Pidgin or Empathy) all the time from my account. However, often my connection will flake out and I'll be disconnected, even though my ...
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Google's 2-step verification - how to use application-specific password multiple times?

When I generate an application-specific password to be used on google talk, Google states: No need to memorize this password. You should need to enter it only once. Spaces don't matter. But ...
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Why is my Google Talk buddy list now full of people from Google+?

I use Pidgin to log into Google Talk every morning and as of Friday, Feb. 3, 2012 my buddy list is full of people from Google+. Did Google announced this change? As far as I can tell, these new ...
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Differences between Google Voice and Google Talk?

This webpage reads: Google Voice can interface with ordinary telephones while Google Talk cannot Then Why does Google Voice needs Google Talk to make an outgoing call? Why using Google Talk ...
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How come I cannot answer with Google Voice when GChat is on?

I tried calling my own Google Voice number, but the number it forwards to rang instead. I want to answer via the interface on the web, not via the forwarded cell phone number. How do I set that?
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Google Talk Plugin 2.6.1.5251 Installed but not picked up by Chrome

After installing GoogleVoiceAndVideoSetup.exe, Chrome still tells me to install the plugin when I visit a Google+ Hangout or try to use Gmail video chat. I have even uninstalled the plugin from the ...
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How to sort Google chat's contacts by last contacted?

How can I sort Google Talk's contacts that are shown on the bottom left of Gmail by last contacted? Right now I have it sorted alphabetically, it seems, which is not that useful.
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How to restore google-talk chat contacts?

Something odd happened, on adium all my gmail contacts got deleted. Does anyone know a quick way to store the list ? I found a link from google that says I can add people easily within 24 hours of ...
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Block prescence from a user auto subscribed through Google Talk

Google Talk has a feature that auto subscribes some contacts that I have been talking with. It's a ok feature, but sometimes I'm not interested in having the person view my online status. How can I ...
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Do deleted Google Chat contacts still see when I'm available?

I deleted a contact from my Google Chat contacts list. Can they still see when I'm available? Do they get any notice that I've deleted them from my gchat list? I'm just wondering if they can see me ...
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Google Talk is blocked, even inside Gmail

is it possible to block Google Talk inside Gmail? I have a friend that experience this at work and I wonder if someone has advice on how he can contact me considering that the service is blocked. Is ...
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GMail Phone dialer - shortcut key for pushing the hash or pound key?

I use the GMall 'Call phone' feature a lot, and the numeric keyboard pad works great for entering conference codes, but most conference call services want you "Enter your conference code followed by ...
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Brand-able p2p video chat / conferencing service (one-on-one)

I'm looking for something that would facilitate a private video chat between two cameras. Ideally it would be a hosted service (like viddler) that can be implemented into a site and branded. I've ...
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Gmail Google Chat hard to copy text from chat window

Using Google Chat in Gmail it is impossible to select all the text in the conversation. I often want to quickly copy the text from one conversation and email it or im it to another contact. The ...
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Can no longer access Google Apps services through external applications

I should note that I also recently transitioned my account to a full Google account. I'm not positive that transitioning my Google Apps account to a full account is the root of the cause here, but ...
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Turning off Gmail Chat [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Remove the Chat box from the left pane on gmail Can I completely prevent the download and usage of 'Chat' in Gmail? When you turn off the chat in Gmail by clicking the ...
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How do I prevent Google Talk from showing my status as “idle”?

when I use GTalk, my chat program shows as idle when I step away from the keyboard for more than a few minutes. Back when I used AIM, I was able to turn that off. Any ideas on how to do that when ...
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Make Google Video Chat (in Gmail) distinguish between two USB webcams

I have two USB-connected webcams attached to my machine. Unfortunately, while GChat recognises that both exist, it doesn't seem to be able to distinguish between them. It has picked the wrong one by ...