When you sign up for Google+, it automatically signs you up for Google Talk (chat) as well. (Google Talk will appear in your list of Google products.)
If you have enabled people in your circles to chat with you, and they have also enabled you to chat with them, Google+ automatically assigns you an XMPP user name like email@example.com....
The IMAP interface to Gmail now provides access to chat messages. If you had already set up Gmail IMAP, then you only have to enable the IMAP visibility for the "Chat" label in the Gmail settings (in the "Label" tab, a "show in IMAP" tick box is available for each label).
Update: this method works for Google Chat, but NOT for Hangouts, only conversations of ...
According the Google chat help, no:
Blocking someone from within the Chat list or a Chat mole does not also block the person in Google+. So, although they won't be able to chat with you, they'll still be in your Circles and be able to see your content. However, if you block the person in Google+, in addition to being removed from your circles and extended ...
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 ...
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.
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 ...
Just like Matt says in his answer, it just turns off logging.
I just got confirmation of this by Associate Professor Ian Goldberg, one of the authors of "Off-the-Record Communication, or, Why Not To Use PGP" and lead developer of the OTR software suite (in other words: the guy):
GTalk's "off the record" button indeed
just means that they (claim to[*])
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 ...
It basically stops take a copy of your convosation but still does all the authentication etc Was an assumption see Google's answer :)
What does it mean to go off the record?
We know that sometimes, we don't want
a particular chat, or chats with a
specific person, to be saved. Most
existing IM services give no
indication of whether the ...
I'm pretty sure it's not possible to do it using the native Gmail client. You could achieve this using a third party client like Adium (on Mac) or Pidgin (on Mac or Windows).
There is also this tutorial that explains how to import your contacts via PSI messenger, but I find it rather cumbersome.
They won't get a notice that you've removed them from your contacts list. They should only then see your icon as offline.
To make certain they can't see or contact you, you should block them.
Right-click on the person's name, and select Remove Name...
Check the box next to "Block this person" in the dialogue box that appears, and click OK.
When you block ...
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 ...
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.
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 ...
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
GTalk in Gmail
You can't set individual available/invisible status for each user in your list. What you can do is either block/unblock individual users whenever you need to (this means they can't contact you while they are blocked), or turn off the auto subscribe feature and manage the list manually.
To turn off auto subscribe:
Log in to Gmail.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...