Instant messaging and VoIP service built on open standards provided by Google that can be accessed through Gmail. Also known as Google Chat.

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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?
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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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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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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?
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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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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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Phantom Google Contacts

I'm experiencing a problem related to Google Contacts, or what I consider to be "Phantom" Google Contacts. I use GMail for email, but Trillian for chat to connect to my Google Talk account. In my ...
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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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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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I've installed the Google voice and video chat web browser plugin, but Gmail doesn't detect it

I want to use Google voice and video chat on Iceweasel 10.0.4 on Debian Linux 6.0.5. (Iceweasel is the Firefox derivative that comes with Debian Linux.) I've installed Google's voice-and-video ...
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Change the display name of my friends in Google+

Some friends chose weird nicknames that I can't relate to them and I can't 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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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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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 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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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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Can I change someone else's display name?

Some contacts in my Google Talk list are showing their username instead of their full name. Is there a possibility to show their full name instead? I don't like the strange names in between. I am ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Is there a way to have a special alert (audio or visual) when a particular user contacts me on Google Talk Chat?

I'd like to be notified if a particular user contacts me for Chat.
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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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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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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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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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Can you send SMS messages using your Google Voice number from Gmail?

Google Voice allows you to send text messages to/from an assigned local telephone number. Unfortunately, it's interface for doing so is rather poor in my opinion. Gmail has a much better interface ...
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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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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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Can I make a Google Voice phone call using Google Talk?

I have this dialog in GV with an option to use Google Talk. But nothing happens in GT. Is this a problem, or is it not possible to make a call with GT?
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Adding Yahoo contacts to Google Chat

How do I add Yahoo contacts to Google Chat? I have several people who don't have Gmail accounts and I'd like to be able to chat with them via Google Chat in my Gmail inbox.
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Move the chat window to the right side of Gmail with the preview pane enabled

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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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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How does the GoogleTalk client do Off-the-Record messaging?

The Google Talk client built into Gmail offers Off The Record messaging: But, when I click the link to "Go off the record", it works immediately without any noticable steps to authenticate the ...
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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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How to detect invisible users on Google Chat

I have found several web pages that explain how to find if a user is invisible by sending them a message. One of the websites had a link to a page explaining a way to detect an invisible user without ...
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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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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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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 ...