I have some contacts in Gmail chat that I don't know its email. And in some other I have the option to send them an email, why is that? Is there a way to see the contact email?

Contact with email:

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Contact without email:

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There are several factors at play here:

  • If you have a contact’s email in your address book, then you’re able to send them an email through Gmail Chat.
  • It is also possible that if you added someone on Google+ by searching for them by email address, that information might become available in your address book and thus in Chat.
  • There is a Gmail setting that lets you select who can send send you an email via Google+. Your second contact must have set that preference to No One (assuming you are in their Circles as well).

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