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No admin in Messenger chat I created

I created a group chat in Messenger and there are no admins, not even myself. I want to turn member requests ON but not being recognized as an admin in the very group I created! How do I make myself ...
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Can't see all the photos in messenger shared media

I have a messenger chat of about 1 year and there's a lot of shared media. I am able to see all the photos in chat(even the 1 year old ones) but when checking the shared media in messenger, I can't ...
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How to delete old Facebook chats from both end?

I know Facebook doesn't allow users to delete chats from both side after 10 minutes. But is there any way or workaround to delete or vanish my sent messages from my friends' side?
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Migrate Google Chats from One Google Account to Another

I have two Google accounts - an old one that I used for a while as a kid, and a new one I opened when I became a working professional and needed a professional-looking personal email address. It's ...
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How to distinguish chatbots from humans? [closed]

I hate chatbots. How can I detect them in chatboxes? For instance, I went to this website, and a chatbox appeared, offering help. The conversation is below: The last answer is too generic. It clearly ...
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Can I "mark all as read" in Riot?

I am using a Riot web instance (I assume the answer will also apply to the Electron desktop client). I have joined some rooms that I don't follow closely, and have several days of chat I don't intend ...
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Slack - How to add a person to a group chat including the chat's history?

I'm chatting with a few coworkers on slack and would like to add another coworker to the chat. The problem is that when I add a new coworker to the group chat, a new group chat is created without the ...
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How long does it take for a newly registered user to be allowed to use WeChat on web?

Apparently, newly registered users cannot use the WeChat web application. Trying to log in by scanning a QR-code gives the following message: (*) For account security, newly registered WeChat ...
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how does one hide a contact to appear in 'active' on Facebook Messenger

A particular contact when active, appears in my Active list in Facebook Messenger android app even though I have turned off chat for them on facebook.com website. How do I hide that person on the ...
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How can I test my outgoing audio on Jitsi Meet / WebRTC?

I will be making a conference call on Jitsi Meet. I want to test my audio quality (as heard by others) before I join a call. How can I do this? Notes: On Skype there was a contact called "Skype ...
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How to connect with non-Gmail users on Hangouts?

I have been a die-hard user of the old Google chat, primarily because it let me add non-Gmail users to chat with them through the GChat interface. Unfortunately I've started seeing this banner: ...
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How to figure out the live chat widget of websites? [closed]

If you would take a look at this website. https://haystack.report/ It uses a pretty interesting chat support widget. How to figure out the company that made this?
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How is chat replay synchronized on twitch videos?

Recently, twitch.tv videos have added a "chat replay" feature, where you can see the messages that were sent on chat at the time the video was being streamed live. The stream delay on twitch makes ...
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Is there a number or ID that I can give to people that want to video call me with Google Hangouts?

I want to have people be able to call my on Google Hangouts. They can search by name to find me, but there are several people and profiles with my name and they don't always get the right one. Is ...
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Hangouts alternative video call URL

When I start a video call in hangouts, I'm directed to an URL like this: https://plus.google.com/hangouts/_/?authuser=(etc,etc,etc) The problem is that, in my company, the plus.google.com domains ...
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Does Slack have threaded chat or "respond to x" functionality?

We just started experimenting with Slack on my team. It's an awesome product, packed with third-party integrations and user-friendly features. But one that it doesn't have: threaded comments. I'm ...
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Why is Facebook telling people my last login time when I turned off chat for them?

First of all, I have already seen this question, and my question is not a duplicate of that one. In that question, the OP said he turned off his Facebook chat and his friends still see a green dot ...
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Hangouts as chatrooms

I was hoping I could use Hangouts as chat-rooms, but it doesn't seem that easy. What I was expecting is that I can bring my Hangout contacts into a chat-room authorized by their hangout ID. Also all ...
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Removing a Name from Gmail Chat

In Gmail Chat, the Never show button has disappeared. How do I get it back?
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How does Facebook figure out my top friends

The friends in my chat window on Facebook are pretty much all people I interact with most on Facebook. There is one person however that I have removed from my newsfeed and though I used Facebook to ...
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How do I message Google Document collaborators?

When I'm collaborating with others on a single document I'd like to be able to send them messages as I would in a chat client but without switching between windows. I can't see a way to do this from ...
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Revert changes done to Facebook chat

I'm new to Facebook (yes, that is still possible!). Yesterday, when I registered, Facebook chat in my account was tiny (about 1/5 of screen height) and showed only true on-line Friends. Today, ...
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how to know when chat coversations have been deleted

How to see full conversations on chat. And how to tell if chats have been deleted? I looked on Facebook saw an alert. But maybe the chat was deleted?
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Is it possible to block, filter, or minimize Facebook chat "stickers"?

Facebook has recently made great strides in their effort to be the most evil web app of all time, by adding "stickers" to chat. The most annoying thing about these "stickers", is that they are so ...
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Facebook shows me as online even if I turned off chat. How can I be offline in Facebook?

I never use Facebook Chat. It's always turned off. But I realized that it shows me as online (green dot) to my friends even if it's turned off. Is there any way to be offline in Facebook? I don't ...
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Why does Gmail save a chat in Sent Mail?

I use Gmail. I have a chat conversation in Sent Mail, not in Inbox! Sent Mail means email, but I have a chat there like 1 email-1 line of a chat. It annoys me... I have Conversation view off. I have ...
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Can't call contact using Gmail's voice calling

I can call phone numbers and hangout with people, but I can't call a contact using the "Voice calling" feature. My contact says he doesn't get any notification when I try calling him. He can call me ...
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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? [closed]

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 Gmail ...
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Gmail Chat How to turn it on

Okay, so our school gave everybody a Gmail account, and everybody "chatted" on it when we were supposed to be working. One day we went on gmail and everybody's chat is gone completely. We all think ...
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How to retrieve complete chat from a Twitter chat?

I was in a Twitter chat with a group on tweetchat.com but now when I search the for chat tag, only the last 20 messages or so show up. Is there a way to retrieve all of the chat, which is probably 200–...
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Is it possible to hide or disable chat on Google Drive for all the users that are sharing the document?

I need to disable the chat on my Google Drive’s shared documents, as I work with people around the world who need privacy. As I discovered, you have the chance to disable it in your own account, but I ...
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Getting someone's attention in Campfire

According to this help page, you can get someone's attention by starting a message with @. But I don't see what it does. What I want is similar to IRC - normal messages don't make a sound effect, but ...
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Facebook chat contacts mixed up

Earlier this week, my chat contacts on Facebook's sidebar got mixed up. The upper part, where my most frequently contacted friends are usually located, was replaced by the bottom part, that is, "more ...
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Send chat request to all Gmail users

I started my personal domain and configured Gmail to use as mail server. I imported all contacts from my old Gmail account to the new one. Now, how I can send chat request to all contacts from my new ...
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Person A is online and sends a message to person B; person B is offline but opens the message, is "seen" still displayed to person A?

Person A sends a message via chat or just normal private messaging on to person B.. Person B opens the message in there private message area, but is offline on facebook chat.. Questions Does person ...
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Display all hidden chat members in Gtalk

Gtalk doesn't provide groups in chat window. If I am online, I am online for all. If I am invisible, I am invisible for all. So, I see a very large list when I get online. For me, say for example, few ...
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What happens when I click "No" to "X wants to be able to chat" in Gmail? Will he or she know?

I don't want to be rude. But I don't want to chat with this person in Gmail. Will he/she be notified or otherwise know if I say no to his/her chat request?
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Chat with Facebook friends without having Facebook account

I had a Facebook account, and deleted it, since I found Facebook overwhelming. Now, I would just like to chat (using web app or computer program) with some of my Facebook friends, so I wonder if this ...
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Does Google+ have any video chat bots you can call to test out the video hangout functionality? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Gmail Video Chat Tester Bot? For instance in Skype I have such as service in my contacts list called "Echo / Sound Test Service" which you can call up, record a message, and ...
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Gmail video chat tester bot?

For instance in Skype I have such as service in my contacts list called "Echo / Sound Test Service" which you can call up, record a message, and it plays the message back. Does anyone know if there ...
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Group chat on Google+ on Mac

Does anyone know how to start a multiuser chat on Google+ on Mac OS? It seems like I simply don't have the icon to begin it! I've looked around for an answer but they merely list the instructions, ...
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Unable to see textbox in Gmail chat window

I logged into Gmail this morning and opened the chat and was stunned to see that the textbox in the chat window is not visible at all. Even if I pop out the chat window, I still cannot see the textbox....
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Adding all Gmail contacts to Gmail chat [closed]

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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Removing someone from Gmail chat list

How do I remove someone from my Gmail chat list, but not from my Gmail contacts? Please note that blocking is not an option, as I want to allow the person to invite me on chat later if he wants.
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How do I add Yahoo contacts to Google Chat? [closed]

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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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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How to pop out the new Facebook chat? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Facebook chat only page Facebook has rolled out a new chat UI. I always used to use the option 'pop out chat' that appeared in the menu at the top of the chat interface, ...
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Open-source Campfire alternative [closed]

I've used Campfire by 37Signals and thought it was pretty cool. A bit pricey for me though and I would only use it with friends so I want a free alternative. Found TalkerApp and they offer a do a free ...
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Smiley? Where do they come from?

How does the chat application like that found in Facebook(for example), uses smiley's? That is my question is how does these symbols(smiley's) come from? Do they have any ASCII characters, because ...
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How to find out if I have been removed from a friend's Yahoo! Messenger's contact list

Is there any way to know if someone has removed me from his/her Yahoo! Messenger friends list?
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