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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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.

  • Is it possible with iChat? – daviesgeek Aug 15 '11 at 19:20
  • I don't know, I never used iChat. – Alex Aug 16 '11 at 15:33

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