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Back in November 2011 Google added the ability for you to chat with people in mutual circles, if they also allow it. In the Chat Privacy Settings you could change which circles this applies to, including none of them if you wish. This was announced in posts on Google+ at that time. The next time you signed in to Google+ after that it also showed a pop-up ...


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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 your.friend@gmail.com as a possible buddy (in pidgin) and after authorisation from both sides, you can chat.


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Originally, Google Talk (and the Gmail and Orkut integration) was an entirely separate product from Google Voice. Next, Google Voice was integrated into the Gmail Google Talk implementation and then, recently, into Google Hangouts (Google+) as well. Google Talk itself, as a standalone product, has been more or less killed. Google's goal right now is ...


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I have struggled with this problem for the better part of this afternoon. There are several iterations of this question posted in the support forums, and so far I have not seen a single satisfactory answer. But I stumbled upon a solution. Others were on the threshold of the solution by suggesting that the individual contacts you want removed be deleted ...


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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 ...


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I just deleted one of these phantom contacts. As I recall, I was in Gmail several weeks ago and a chat request from some unknown person appeared. Of course I declined this apparent chat-spam request, but I think that is how the contact was added to the scrolling 'people list' in the area under the Compose and folders block. As in your case, the contact never ...


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If you are using the Chrome web browser, Google released a free add-on for the browser that will open chat windows without requiring an application download. Chat for Google - Chrome Web Store


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Yes - just edit the contact from your contact's list. Go to contacts Search the user name Select & edit the contact Note that the name displayed on emails will be the name appearing in the sender's address book. Also, I'd you've enabled chat with G+, the profile names may appear too.


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First, make sure chat is on. For this, go to Settings → Chat → Select Chat on → Click Save Changes at the bottom of the page. Second, if you are using the "new" Gmail, make sure the chat widget is visible. There is a small "square bubble" in the bottom-left corner of the Gmail window, that hides/unhides the widget (see photo below—in "hide" state)—make sure ...


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You don't need to reuse the application-specific password as long as the application is remembering the password you give it. If you don't let the application remember your password, I think you will have to generate a new one every time you want to log in.


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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 ...


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You can’t show online/offline selectively for different contacts. However, you can block different people which you don’t want to see when you are online. Hover over the respective contact in the chat list Click on Video & more from the cart that appears Click on Block from the drop down list That’s it; you don’t need to remove the respective person ...


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Although the contact info is changed, the previous username keep popping up when the email address is put in. I think it's a bug. There is no way to change the username.


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For starters, strive for the simplest solution, try to check if it's not a problem in your pc: Upgrade your OS to the latest version or set of packages Do the same tests on another machine on the same network and if it's possible, another OS to discard OS or library problems. The next thing I'll usually do is fire Wireshark and inspect the network ...


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As another answer kindly points out, http://www.blogworld.com/2011/11/21/new-google-feature-chat-with-people-in-your-circles/ explains that in November 2011, Google+ started showing the following dialog: "New! Chat with the people in your circles. You can now chat with the people in your circles (who also have you in their circles). Change which ...


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Google doesn't parse HTML's in status message. So, No. It's not possible.


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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 ...


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Go to your Gmail settings and then click on the Chat tab. There you will be able to change the audio device and also test the sound device.


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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 ...


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The following worked for me: Click the join button Click the cancel button on the next screen The "Revert to old Chat" option should now be available


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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.


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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 ...


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-- 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 ...


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As of 2017-Jun-26, the old Gchat is completely removed from Gmail. You are now forced to use Hangouts. https://gsuiteupdates.googleblog.com/2017/03/updates-in-g-suite-to-streamline-hangouts-and-gmail.html


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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.


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I'm afraid you can't. Google Talk is completely dead.


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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, ...


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Click on the bubble icon at the bottom of the page, right under where the chat list should be.


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On pervious versions of Google+, you could click on the arrow icon next to your name at the top of the chat list and select Sign out of chat. There appears to be no way to do this on the more recent versions. (Although, the users that did not yet activate the new Hangouts feature for Gmail, they still can. But it seems likely that Google will roll out ...


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