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 firstname.lastname@example.org as a possible buddy (in pidgin) and after authorisation from both sides, you can chat.
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 ...
I had this problem recently. The short answer is: Now that Gtalk desktop client, GChat in Gmail, and different Gmail accounts are linked now via G+ and Hangouts, if you're signed in to any of these, on any PC, in any Google account, this problem can pop up.
Here's what I did to fix it:
Go into one of your gmail accounts where you use Gtalk
In the left ...
Unfortunately, Gmail/Gchat does not currently support this. To do this, you must use a client such as Gtalk.
As per Google's instructions, you can share your current music via Gtalk:
If you'd like to show your contacts what music you're listening to at that very moment, select Show current music track from the Available or Busy section of your status drop-...
I recently had some updates on my smartphone (Android) and after that I noticed the message Oops! You are not invisible because you're logged into Google Talk from another client, device or location that doesn't support invisibility. when I checked into my Gmail account on my laptop.
After trying out a number of actions as posted in this stream, I checked ...
It is really easy to block someone. Refer to the screenshot below.
Click on the contact or hover the mouse curser till the basic information window appears.
Then in the bottom right corner click on the arrow pointing down. You will see the block option there.
When the user is using Hangouts instead of Google Chat as the chat app in Gmail, the caret / more options aren't displayed in the pop up contact card. It is t in the contact list view on the side panel. Move your mouse over someone's name and click the drop-down menu icon that appears. You can also right-click on the person's name to make the drop-down menu ...
-- As of 6/20/2017, this answer is no longer accurate, but retained for reference. This functionality has been removed.
Yes, you can revert to the old Google Chat interface.
First, click on the down arrow next to your name/icon. It will bring up a menu of settings (like the picture below). Second, click on "Revert to old chat". It will reload the Gmail ...
As of 2017-Jun-26, the old Gchat is completely removed from Gmail. You are now forced to use Hangouts.
Orange circle means idle state, that means no activity. Even if you have open Gmail tab in a browser with other tabs and you are not active in Gmail tab more than 5 min, the chat circle will go from green to orange.
No. The likely explanation for this is that the person (either willingly or mistakenly) invited you to chat and then revoked that invitation.
This means that you still received the notification, but once you accepted it the invite no longer existed, meaning Google then requested permission from the other party to start a chat.
This could prove to be quite ...
That happens because you have an open session in Hangouts in any of its apps:
From Change my status and profile photo - Hangouts Help
Status options that are available in Google Chat, like being busy or
invisible, are not available in Hangouts.
Google use the Gmail mailbox to store the chat history. In Gmail, Sent Mail, is a system view that shows both chat and email messages/conversations that was sent by the mailbox's account or an alias of it.
Those are contacts to whom you might have sent a chat invitation but they never accepted. (Or have accepted and removed you from their chat list afterwards — although I’m not 100% sure about this possibility.) To remove them from that list, you have to delete them from your contacts list. (But they will reappear if you add them back to your contacts, with ...
Are you able to install additional programs on your work computer? If so, you could use a chat client capable of using Google Chat, such as Pidgin. Pidgin allows you to set the time before it reports idle or allows you disable going idle completely.
Even if you can't install it at work, you can install it on a home computer and it should keep you from ...
I found out the problem: I realized that the "Messaging" resource was being used by every gtalk contact, except those who weren't connecting through the google server.
Also: some people had a double "Messaging" resource just like me... Maybe the culprit was the android Hangout application?
I disabled the notifications inside the app: the user expectation ...
check out the following steps
At Administration Console, go to Orgs and Users > Orgs, and then click the users organization
on organization management page ,click sender's list below the inbound service section
On the Sender Lists page, in the Approved Senders field, enter approved addresses or domains that apply for all users in this org. Separate multiple ...
In Gmail Chat, as I'm sure you know, you can block or unblock anyone by typing their names into the chat box, hovering over and selecting or deselecting Block PersonX. However, this requires that you know who it is you're trying to unblock.
The best solution I've found for viewing a list of who you have blocked is this workaround wherein you install and run ...
I faced the same issue.
I just changed my Gmail password by logging into a web browser on another computer and then logged off from that computer.
Within an hour or so, I was logged out of Google Talk.
Do the following and check for it once
Login into your gmail account
as shown in pic you can view your account's last activity
Now clear all browser history and retry to check in with your gtalk
Hope it helps you
There does not seem to be a way to do this via built-in settings (I'm unsure if there are any plugins/extensions which may do this), but you can see the email addresses with a quick check.
In Gchat, simply hover over the person's name in the chat list for a few seconds. Their contact card will pop up. Their email address is displayed on the second line, ...