Questions tagged [google-talk]

Discontinued (June, 2017) instant messaging and VoIP service built on open standards provided by Google that could be accessed through Gmail. Also known as Google Chat.

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How do I keep using the Google Talk Plugin after it's deprecated? [closed]

Google is deprecating the Google Talk Plugin which is the basis of the legacy soft phone in Gmail, and replacing it with a Hangouts based (HTML5) soft phone. Unfortunately the new phone is garbage (...
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Why would the circle next to username turn orange right after logging on to Gmail chat? [closed]

My friend just got onto Gmail and the circle next to their name turned orange not green, yet they just got on and in the past it always turned green first. Is this a flaw or some sort of maneuver?
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How do I get my old Google Chat back in the Gmail web app? [closed]

I don't like the new Google Hangout integration with my gmail web app. It's too busy, too much color, and too hard to see what status people are. In short, get off my lawn. Can I get the old Google ...
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How to send file using the Gmail chat? [closed]

Can I send files using the Gmail web chat? That feature exist in that chat? What are my options in case not?
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Why did my Gchat easter egg animations stop working? [closed]

I frequently use the chat popup in Gmail to talk with my husband while we are working. Today I typed "Woot" to something he said, and the little happy animation guy didn't show up (for either of us). ...
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Just what is going on at Gmail and Google with all their errors and mistakes lately? [closed]

I just read through a lengthy forum post on how to remove contacts from Gmail's chat list. All of the answers there are invalid by now. My older contacts all have the small down arrow from which I ...
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Does Gchat automatically send out a chat invite? [closed]

I decided to remove a contact from my circles and somehow from my chat list. I didn't wish to block this person. I just wanted their name to be gone because we have a history and "out of sight, out of ...
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Gchat invitation automatic? [closed]

I got an invitation to Gchat today from someone who cut off contact with me. Before this, we were frequent communicators. I erased all messages and emails from the person a few days ago and erased the ...
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Why does Google Talk think I am “signed in from a different location that doesn't support invisibility”? [closed]

I only occasionally use Google Talk, and only via Gmail in my browser. I always stay invisible, and only use it when someone asks me (say, via text or email) to chat with them, and then I send them ...
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My friend can’t see my real email address, they see a weird “username@PUBLIC.TALK.GOOGLE.COM”. How can I get back my email address? [closed]

I didn’t notice until a friend tried to send me an email directly from Gtalk, but the email address he sees on my information was a weird code plus @PUBLIC.TALK.GOOGLE.COM. I asked to some other ...
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Do Gmail chats become sent mail when somebody reads them? [closed]

I recently tried to chat with someone when they were not online (status was yellow). A few hours later it was still there and I added to the chat. A few hours later again I came back and the chat ...
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GMail chat list doesn't show the “More options” or “Caret” icon [closed]

I was trying to organize my Gmail chat contact list, I remember that previously there was a "More options" button and then it was replaced by a "Caret" icon which open a dropdown menu with the option ...
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“Never Show” missing on some contacts in Gmail chat [closed]

Similar to https://webapps.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/chat, I'm trying to remove some contacts from my Gmail chat list. But for some of my contacts, there is no "More options" pull-down menu ...
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invisible in Gmail when using Chrome Hangouts [duplicate]

I installed the Google Chrome Hangouts plugin. But after that, I can’t stay invisible. Does anyone know how to stay invisible when we're using the Hangouts plugin or even the Google Talk plugin?
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Removing contact from Google chat function [closed]

I would like to remove a person from my Gmail chat list and make it so she cannot contact me. She does not appear on my contact list. When hovering over her name on the hangout section it only shows ...
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How to test and improve my volume for the other side with Google Talk? [closed]

I often make phone calls with Google Talk (i.e. the phone icon from Gmail) where I can hear the other side well but they have a hard time hearing me unless I speak very loudly near my laptop's ...
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How do I prevent my Google Chat from showing my status as “idle”? [closed]

I am being watched by the boss. I want my status to show as "active" all the time even when I step away from my desk. Any way to make it appear as active 100% of the time?
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Google Talk shows idle symbol (orange circle) all the time [closed]

I recently updated from google-talk to google-hangout. In Hangouts there is no way to set the availability status (available, idle etc.), but my friends (that are still using Google Talk) claim that I’...
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Gtalk unnotified messages [closed]

Starting with the rollout of Hangout as an update for gtalk (both inside gmail and as the android client) that happened around May, I noticed that I kept missing some messages and realizing someone ...
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Why does Google Talk say I'm logged in, while I show up as not logged in on the Google Talk phone app? [closed]

I can clearly see myself as logged in on Google Talk, on the version that comes up on the computer. When I see myself on the Google Talk app, which I though was the same thing, it comes up that I am ...
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Back to Google Talk [duplicate]

Starting from today the Google Hangouts panel in my Gmail tells me that I should join Google+ to use Hangouts. Is there a way to revert the plugin to the old Google Talk plugin in Gmail? (Please note ...
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How do I make the chat show idle immediately? [closed]

When my email is left idle, my chat button shows green for a long time (for about 20 minutes) before turning orange, meaning I am available although I am away doing something. How I make the green ...
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Chat invitations from outside domain [closed]

I'm not the Google Apps Admin but he wants me to create a Gmail account and add it to chat so that everyone else in the domain can talk with this Gmail account. The problem I'm having is I that most ...
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Who have I blocked on GChat? [closed]

Recently I found out I'd accidentally blocked someone on GChat, and now I'd like to know who else I might have blocked? How do I figure this out? (I have too many contacts to go through them one by ...
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Always connected in Gmail Chat [closed]

I tried to set my status to invisible in Gmail Chat, but I got "Oops! You are not invisible because you're logged into Google Talk from another client, device, or location that doesn't support ...
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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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Google Voice—change audio device [closed]

I need to change the audio device used by Google Voice chat. The official help page says "Click the Options button at the bottom of your chat list". The problem is, there’s no such button in either ...
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Changing Gmail's settings to displays a user’s email rather than their name [closed]

I want the email to be shown when chatting with friends in Gmail or Google Talk. I feel it is more secure to see their email address, as users can change their names and even have the same name as ...
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How to get YouTube video title as URL? [closed]

I want to set my gtalk status to a youtube video link. But the link doesn't show title, and shows actual URL. I want it to show the title clicking on which people go to the video page. What is the ...
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How to set the song I am listening to as a custom message in Gtalk? [closed]

For chatting purposes I use my Gmail chat. I know how to type custom messages in the chat but not how to set the music I listen to as a custom message. I use Windows Media Player for listening to ...
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Contacts list and Chat Box suddenly disappeared from the lefthand side of Gmail account [closed]

Even though chat is on, I can’t see my chat list. Can you please tell me how can I get back?
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How to disable chat on Google+ but not in Gmail [closed]

How can I make the chat boxes disappear and disable the friend list on Google+ but not on Gmail?
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Log in to Google Talk XMPP with non-Gmail account? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to connect Google Talk with a non-Gmail Google account I use username@mydomain.com to log into Google. I don't have/want Gmail. How do I connect Pidgin XMPP client to ...
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How to set contacts as “never show” for Google talk in bulk? [closed]

I know I can set them one by one in Google contacts, but how to do it in batch?
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Saving Gtalk chat history after “Go off the record” enabled [closed]

I have a Google Apps Business account. The users in the organization use Gtalk to chat. It is compulsory to save chat history but the users change the settings and "go off the record". Is there any ...
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Phantom Google Contacts [closed]

I'm experiencing a problem related to Google Contacts, or what I consider to be "Phantom" Google Contacts. I use GMail for email, but Trillian for chat to connect to my Google Talk account. In my ...
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How to group chat contacts in Gmail side chat list? [closed]

I have quite a lot contacts whom I chat with. I already installed lab in Gmail which puts the chat list to the right side to have more space. Now I'd like to group the contacts in the online list in ...
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Why is my Google Chat box changing sizes on me as I type? [closed]

I'm using Google Chat on my personal email account with the right-hand-side-chat lab feature enabled. I noticed tonight that, as I typed, the chatbox would grow to three times as large as normal and ...
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I've installed the Google voice and video chat web browser plugin, but Gmail doesn't detect it [closed]

I want to use Google voice and video chat on Iceweasel 10.0.4 on Debian Linux 6.0.5. (Iceweasel is the Firefox derivative that comes with Debian Linux.) I've installed Google's voice-and-video Web-...
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How can I fix or debug some subtle Google Talk issues? [closed]

I have Google Apps on my .us domain. I use Google Talk (via Pidgin or Empathy) all the time from my account. However, often my connection will flake out and I'll be disconnected, even though my ...
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Leave Google Talk pop-out window open when closing parent site [closed]

I’m using Google Talk from within Google Mail and Google+. However, I actually don’t want to have the parent site (Google Mail or Google+) open all the time while chatting, I just want the pop-out ...
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How can I edit posts in Google Talk like I can do in Skype? [closed]

Is there an extension or plugin or something that will allow Google Talk to edit posts like Skype does? This is, in Skype, one can edit the last line that was immediately posted by right-clicking ...
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Differences between Google Voice and Google Talk? [closed]

This webpage reads: Google Voice can interface with ordinary telephones while Google Talk cannot Then Why does Google Voice needs Google Talk to make an outgoing call? Why using Google Talk ...
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Can I change someone else's display name? [closed]

Some contacts in my Google Talk list are showing their username instead of their full name. Is there a possibility to show their full name instead? I don't like the strange names in between. I am ...
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Telephone pad not visible in Gmail [closed]

When I sign on to Gmail, there's no longer a way to acces the telephone feature. The word "chat" has disappeared! What can I do to access Gmail Chat again?
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Avoid Chat Window from popping up when I send a chat message from an external jabber client [closed]

I use Google Talk from a different external client (pidgin). Whenever I sent a message from there, it also pops up within my browser on my Gmail tab. Is there a way to avoid that? I don't mind ...
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Why is my Google Talk buddy list now full of people from Google+? [closed]

I use Pidgin to log into Google Talk every morning and as of Friday, Feb. 3, 2012 my buddy list is full of people from Google+. Did Google announced this change? As far as I can tell, these new "...
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Google's 2-step verification - how to use application-specific password multiple times? [closed]

When I generate an application-specific password to be used on google talk, Google states: No need to memorize this password. You should need to enter it only once. Spaces don't matter. But this ...
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How to sort Google chat's contacts by last contacted? [closed]

How can I sort Google Talk's contacts that are shown on the bottom left of Gmail by last contacted? Right now I have it sorted alphabetically, it seems, which is not that useful.
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Is there a way to have a special alert (audio or visual) when a particular user contacts me on Google Talk Chat? [closed]

I'd like to be notified if a particular user contacts me for Chat.