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How do You do Live Chat on Gmail?

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How do You do Live Chat on Gmail?

Gmail live chat option provides you Instant message and video call facility. Where you can instantly chat with your friends, family or business clients. 

Here are the steps to have a live chat on Gmail.

First you need to make sure that you have enabled Google chat option for Gmail live chat.

How to Enable Google Chat Option.

  1. ‌Go to your browser and open your Gmail Inbox.
  2. In the Top right corner of the screen, Now look for the gear icon option, Now select see all settings
  3. Here click on Chat and Meet tab.
  4. Click on Chat on option and if it's already selected   that means chat is enabled.
  5. Click save changes.

Follow the given steps for Gmail live chat.

You will see Hangouts in the lower-left section in Gmail. You will see a contact list if someone is already listed there but to initiate a new chat you have to Add Contacts.

  • ‌Click on the Plus sign (+) in the Hangouts 
  • Now search the name of contact person, Here you   can send them an Invitation to have a live chat with you, if they're not using hangouts or tap on name if   they're already using Gmail live chat.
  • ‌Select the contact and click on Chat, now a chat box will appear.
  • ‌Type your message in the Chat box and click on   enter to send a message.
  • ‌The received message will also appear on the same screen. 
  • ‌Use the cursor to pop windows out or to close. 
  • ‌And here you have enabled Gmail live chat now have a video call or a make group.
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