How to enable or disable Chat on Gmail

June 23, 2013

How to Enable/Disable Chat on Gmail – will show you how to activate or deactivate the Google chat present on the left side of New Gmail. The chat allows you to stay connected with the friends associated with your Google Accounts. When you will turn on the Chat then it will appear on the left side of gmail other wise not (When chat is turn off). Some people don’t get chat on there gmail. They need to activate chat with gmail to use it. Now the Gmail Chat is replace with google+ hangouts. You need to enable google+ hangouts with Gmail to use the new Gmail chat (Google+ hangouts)

How to activate/deactivate the chat on Gmail

1. Login to your Gmail Account using your Google Account ID and pasword.
2. Click on the Setting (the gear icon) present at the right side of Gmail.
3. Choose “Setting” from the drop down menu.

Settings on Gmail

Settings on Gmail

4. Navigate to “Chat” tab.
5. You will get two check boxes under Chat on the Chat tab.

  • Chat On – To activate that chat on Gmail
  • Chat off – To deactivate the chat on Gmail
Chat on or off setting  in Gmail

Chat on or off setting in Gmail

6. Just Select your desired option and click on “Save Changes“.
7. That is it.

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One Comment

  1. james says:

    Ok here is my problem, the hangout in my gmail does not load says Something’s not right.
    We’re having trouble connecting to Google. We’ll keep trying…

    This may be caused by network or proxy issues.

    but when another user log in to their gmail they are accessing hangout in their gmail

    what could be the possible case and how to solve it

    I have a gmail email account (personal)

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