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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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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Particular hangouts windows not opening

When I click on a person's name in the chat list, sometimes an invisible chat window opens. I can see the outline of the window, but nothing else. In every session, 3-4 such windows open. I have ...
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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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If I deactivate my Gmail account, will others still see me in their chat list?

I recently deactivated my Gmail account, but I came to know that I'm still visible on my friends contacts’ chat lists. How is this possible?
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How can I set a notification to let me know when a specific contact get online in Google Talk / Hangout?

I want to have a notification just for one specific contact, not all of them.
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Google Chat (Hangouts) not showing company users in search?

When logged into Gmail and using Chat, if I have a coworker named Bob Example and I started typing Bob in the search in the lower left for chat (or type Bob and click the magnifying glass,) Bob ...
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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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Hide non-coworkers from Hangouts search

My company uses gmail for our work email. Frequently I accidentally open google hangouts with random strangers* - is there any way to just remove non-company people from the hangouts search entirely? ...
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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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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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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 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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Migrate Hangouts contacts to new Google account

I have created a new Google account that I would like to use as my primary account in the future, and I'm trying to migrate as much as I can to the new account. However, I'm running into a little ...
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How to delete (or reset) Google-talk contact?

I use google-talk web application inside my Gmail webpage. You know, that thing on the left side that is not hangouts. Somehow I ended up with two contacts for the same person. The first is always ...
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Bold text for Google chat contact

Does bold text on Google chat contact mean anything? If so how is it done?
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Disable contact mouse-over causing popup window in gmail

In gmail when I mouse over a contact on the gchat contacts list, it pops up with a very annoying window that serves no purpose for me. It stays there until I move the mouse back into the chrome ...
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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?