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 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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Google Talk Service On Google Application Engine

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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How to enable Google Apps chat with normal Gmail users [closed]

I know that you must change some SV records for it to work but I have no idea which is which because Google just gives a string and GoDaddy has no idea how to input that string into their settings, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 can I edit posts in Google Talk like I can do in Skype?

Is there an extension or plugin or something that will allow Google Talk to edit posts like Skype does? This is, in Skype, one can edit the last line that was immediately posted by right-clicking ...
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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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Unblock/block Google talk users

Is there anyway to block/unblock users on chat via an interface other than Gmail or Gtalk? I can't seem to find any client which does that. Edited: I need a web app which does this. Not a desktop ...
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How to disable chat on Google+ but not in Gmail

How can I make the chat boxes disappear and disable the friend list on Google+ but not on Gmail?
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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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How do I permanently disconnect Gmail from AIM?

Long ago, I allowed Gmail to access my AIM account, somehow granting everlasting permission for Google to login to my AIM account, so it seems. I've found a few notes around the web about how to ...
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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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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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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 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 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 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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Detecting IP address in Google Talk/Mail

I apologize if this is too generic or wrong place to ask this question but I really want to know if it is possible to find the IP address/location of a person you are chatting with using gmail or ...
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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?
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Delete/block user from Gmail chat

How do I block a user from chatting with me? FYI, this person is already in my chat list.
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Log in to Google Talk XMPP with non-Gmail account? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to connect Google Talk with a non-Gmail Google account I use username@mydomain.com to log into Google. I don't have/want Gmail. How do I connect Pidgin XMPP client ...
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Avoid Chat Window from popping up when I send a chat message from an external jabber client

I use Google Talk from a different external client (pidgin). Whenever I sent a message from there, it also pops up within my browser on my Gmail tab. Is there a way to avoid that? I don't mind ...
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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? [closed]

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 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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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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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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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?