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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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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 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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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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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 drop-...


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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...


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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 ...


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No.They are two different things. One is for phone notifications, etc, and the other is for IM'ing, basically. Just go online in GTalk, though if you can't, I'm sorry to say I don't know why.


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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


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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 idle


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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 ...


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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 ...


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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.


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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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AFAIK there isn't a way to prevent only the redundant notifications and keeping the initial notification for incoming messages. What you could do is shut chat off in your Gmail window by going to Settings > Chat > Chat off This should allow you to chat using an external product without the native Gmail windows opening up. The downside is that obviously if ...


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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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