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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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?

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Web-based messenger that supports Gtalk? [closed]

Are there any web-based chat clients (besides Meebo, that will be shut down on July 11, 2012) that support Gtalk?
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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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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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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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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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On Google Talk, is Gmail “nickname” the same as my chat alias? [closed]

Also, the Google Talk help page says: https://support.google.com/talk/answer/49032?hl=en This incorrectly suggests that "Personal information" can be found under Settings!General.
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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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Adding Yahoo contacts to Google Talk

How do I add Yahoo contacts to Google Talk? I have several people who don't have Gmail accounts and I'd like to be able to chat with them via Google Talk in my Gmail inbox.
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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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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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Google Chat not logging me out from everywhere

So since few days I noticed this problem that I am always logged into my gmail chat. This has caused so many problem, gmail is delivering my chats to some unknown place, or not delivering at all, but ...
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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 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 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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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 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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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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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 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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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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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 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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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 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 ...