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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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What does forwarding to Google Chat do in Google Voice?

When I go to Voice Settings > Phones, I see an option to forward to my Google Chat account, what does this setting do? Will it forward calls, texts, or voicemail? Would it work if I use a text only ...
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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 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 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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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. (Accessible via the web; not a desktop application.)
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Brand-able p2p video chat / conferencing service (one-on-one) [closed]

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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How can I export my Google chat logs?

In the spirit of taking responsibility for my own data, I regularly fetch my gmail emails via IMAP for backup. However, this doesn't include the Google Talk chat logs which are also available in ...
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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 ...
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Is there a way I can use my Facebook chat from within Gmail?

I like chatting with people through my Gmail account for a number of reasons, but mostly because these chats are archived and searchable. Is it possible to use my Facebook chat from within Fmail chat ...