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GMail chat list doesn't show the "More options" or "Caret" icon

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 ...
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How do I get my old Google Chat back in the Gmail web app?

-- 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 ...
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2 votes

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

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

Why would the circle next to username turn orange right after logging on to Gmail chat?

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 ...
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How do I get my old Google Chat back in the Gmail web app?

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....
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1 vote

How do I get my old Google Chat back in the Gmail web app?

From Hangouts Help Page: Turn off Hangouts and use Google Chat: Open Hangouts in Gmail. Click your name. Click Revert to old Chat. Gmail will refresh, and you can start using Google Chat.
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1 vote

Why did my Gchat easter egg animations stop working?

Try with Woot!! (with two exclamation symbols) instead of Woot (without exclamation symbol). It's worth to say that not all Google Hangouts easter eggs work in Gmail. There are some them that only ...
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Just what is going on at Gmail and Google with all their errors and mistakes lately?

"Also the other option, typing a name into the contact search box to reveal options for this contact does not show a "do not show in Chat list", there is only an option to "show in chat list" .. haha, ...
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Does Gchat automatically send out a chat invite?

In some circumstances, Gmail may actually be responsible for this behaviour. According to this article: Gmail will automatically invite some contacts If there are other Gmail users whom you ...
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1 vote

Gchat invitation automatic?

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 ...
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1 vote

Why does Google Talk think I am "signed in from a different location that doesn't support invisibility"?

That happens because you have an open session in Hangouts in any of its apps: Gmail Google+ Chrome Extension Chrome App iOS App Android App From Change my status and profile photo - Hangouts Help ...
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1 vote

Do Gmail chats become sent mail when somebody reads them?

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 ...
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1 vote

"Never Show" missing on some contacts in Gmail chat

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 ...
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1 vote

How do I make the chat show idle immediately?

From: Changing your status - Google Chat Help Yellow: Idle. Your status automatically changes to idle when you're away from your computer for 15 minutes. You can't manually select to appear ...
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How to group chat contacts in Gmail side chat list?

Short answer At this it's not possible to group contacts on the Gmail side panel. Try the contacts preview web application. Explanation Google Chat / Hangouts At this time Gmail users can use Google ...
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