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I think that the partner you chatted with typed: /shydino in his chat. This is one of the easter eggs in Google Hangouts


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The IMAP interface to Gmail now provides access to chat messages. If you had already set up Gmail IMAP, then you only have to enable the IMAP visibility for the "Chat" label in the Gmail settings (in the "Label" tab, a "show in IMAP" tick box is available for each label). Update: this method works for Google Chat, but NOT for Hangouts, only conversations of ...


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According the Google chat help, no: Blocking someone from within the Chat list or a Chat mole does not also block the person in Google+. So, although they won't be able to chat with you, they'll still be in your Circles and be able to see your content. However, if you block the person in Google+, in addition to being removed from your circles and ...


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Back in November 2011 Google added the ability for you to chat with people in mutual circles, if they also allow it. In the Chat Privacy Settings you could change which circles this applies to, including none of them if you wish. This was announced in posts on Google+ at that time. The next time you signed in to Google+ after that it also showed a pop-up ...


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Unless you have used some sort of encryption, you should always assume that anything you email can be read by systems-admin type people for any server that your message enters: this includes the admin at your company, the admin at the receipent's company, and (because of the way the internet works) any number of people in the middle. Essentially, email is ...


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If your organization uses Google Vault, an admin can search your email and chat archive. Also remember that as an admin, I could always reset the user's password, log in as that user, and access everything.


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I don't think it's compatible with the Preview Pane feature. Even if you have them both enabled, the Preview Pane has precedence and it moves the chat list to the left side. You can disable the Preview Pane lab: Go to Mail settings -> Labs -> Search for Preview pane in the page -> Set it to Disable -> Click Save Changes at the bottom of the page. To enable ...


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The Email-SMS gateway that Google Voice uses formats email addresses like this in the messages that it sends to you: 12125551212.12015550189.{some-random-string}@txt.voice.google.com The first phone number there is your own, the second is the other person in the conversation. The random string is just that, a bunch of letters, numbers, and punctuation with ...


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When you sign up for Google+, it automatically signs you up for Google Talk (chat) as well. (Google Talk will appear in your list of Google products.) If you have enabled people in your circles to chat with you, and they have also enabled you to chat with them, Google+ automatically assigns you an XMPP user name like ...


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Hover the mouse over the name in the chat list Click More or Video & more on the popup box Click Block


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Just like Matt says in his answer, it just turns off logging. I just got confirmation of this by Associate Professor Ian Goldberg, one of the authors of "Off-the-Record Communication, or, Why Not To Use PGP" and lead developer of the OTR software suite (in other words: the guy): GTalk's "off the record" button indeed just means that they (claim to[*]) ...


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It basically stops take a copy of your convosation but still does all the authentication etc Was an assumption see Google's answer :) What does it mean to go off the record? We know that sometimes, we don't want a particular chat, or chats with a specific person, to be saved. Most existing IM services give no indication of whether the ...


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Originally, Google Talk (and the Gmail and Orkut integration) was an entirely separate product from Google Voice. Next, Google Voice was integrated into the Gmail Google Talk implementation and then, recently, into Google Hangouts (Google+) as well. Google Talk itself, as a standalone product, has been more or less killed. Google's goal right now is ...


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It appears that chat/hangout messages are auto-archived in Gmail afterall - providing you don't have any filters set on the user you are chatting with! (This sounds like a bug if you ask me!) I previously had a filter set on this particular user that simply prevented any emails from that user being seen as spam - but this was apparently enough to prevent ...


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They won't get a notice that you've removed them from your contacts list. They should only then see your icon as offline. To make certain they can't see or contact you, you should block them. Right-click on the person's name, and select Remove Name... Check the box next to "Block this person" in the dialogue box that appears, and click OK. When you ...


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I'm pretty sure it's not possible to do it using the native Gmail client. You could achieve this using a third party client like Adium (on Mac) or Pidgin (on Mac or Windows). There is also this tutorial that explains how to import your contacts via PSI messenger, but I find it rather cumbersome.


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There is no way to see presence in Google Hangout—Google intentionally reworked it so presence is removed. Google says it's put a lot of thought into reconsidering presence, and it actually works better in Hangouts than on other apps. ... The flip side of this new system is that you lose the more traditional "Active / Away" presence indicators that ...


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Ok, thanks to Matt for a reference to this solution. If anyone followed our comments above, and encounters this problem, you'll see we're not crazy. Google really doesn't list AIM connections for all of you AIM buddies. There did used to be a way to sign in and out of just AIM. Now they've half-way made semi-permanent connections to your AIM account ...


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With the focus on the app or pop-up, just hold down the Shift key while pressing the number 3 that sits above the letter rows. Above the 3 on the main part of the keyboard you can see the hash sign (or octothorpe) # that you're looking for.


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I have struggled with this problem for the better part of this afternoon. There are several iterations of this question posted in the support forums, and so far I have not seen a single satisfactory answer. But I stumbled upon a solution. Others were on the threshold of the solution by suggesting that the individual contacts you want removed be deleted ...


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Hover over the name of the person in the chat list, and the contact info box pops up. Click on the “Video & more” button, and select “Never show” under “Show in chat list”. That will remove the person from the chat list, but you can still chat with him/her by going to the Contacts section.


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Hey Update! I recently noticed that selecting text, then scrolling does not deselect your text anymore! (at least when using the Google Chrome browser, haven't tested others) This makes it possible now to highlight some text, scroll up/down, shift + select to highlight all the text in between. Then copy works with either Ctrl+C or right click! I think ...


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You mentioned this is not ideal, but with a few additional tricks it is not so bad: Hover over contact in list Video & More Recent Conversations Highlight portion you want to forward(With the "Quote selected text" Labs feature) Forward Button Add Recipients Send


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Try opening Gmail in a tab along with Google Voice. Also, make sure you have the plugin installed.


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For at least those contacts/friends that have a Gmail account for Gtalk, you can add them from any XMPP service. So if you have an XMPP account at jabber.org, for example, and you login into their XMPP server, you can easily add your.friend@gmail.com as a possible buddy (in pidgin) and after authorisation from both sides, you can chat.


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Yes - just edit the contact from your contact's list. Go to contacts Search the user name Select & edit the contact Note that the name displayed on emails will be the name appearing in the sender's address book. Also, I'd you've enabled chat with G+, the profile names may appear too.


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It may sound Weird to you, but yes, they don't display the same names in GMail, Google+ and Orkut. The name Displayed in GMail and Google Talk will always be the same. This is a Screenshot of one of my Contact Details in my GMail account: You can change their name in your Google Contacts - this change will reflect on your Google Contact List, GMail ...


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I just deleted one of these phantom contacts. As I recall, I was in Gmail several weeks ago and a chat request from some unknown person appeared. Of course I declined this apparent chat-spam request, but I think that is how the contact was added to the scrolling 'people list' in the area under the Compose and folders block. As in your case, the contact never ...



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