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Gmail Chat and Video

Heard that Gmail added a chat and video option, how do I get them working on my pc?

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You neeed to install the Microsoft plugin and restart your browser. That's all.

Please note that that service is not officialy announced by Google.

Best regards,

Posted on Nov 13, 2008

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Hi and welcome to FixYa!

Go to this link below;

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Fill out the form with your information.

your name, desired log in name, password, security question and recovery email.

type in the words for word verification and hit accept, create my account at bottom when you are done.

You may have to have a phone number to verify your account with. I have 2 gmail accounts myself and every time i make a new one, i have to verify the code through my phone.

Once you have your Gmail account, you should download the 'phone, call, video' option. It is free, you can make phone calls from your computer and you can video chat for free!

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I'm a new internet user. how do i sign up to use g-mail to communicate with friends?


Please follow the below steps..

Follow the following step-by-step process to sign up for Gmail:

  1. Go to Google: In order to sign up for a Gmail account, you have to go to the Google website, which can be found at Once there you will need to click on the "Gmail" option at the top of the webpage.
  2. Create an Account: Once you have clicked on the "Gmail" option, you will be taken to a welcome page. It will look rather plain and have a header that says "Welcome to Gmail." You will also see an option to sign in with a username and password on the far right of the screen. Just under that sign in option is a small, pale, blue box which houses the option to sign-up for Gmail. There will be an option to "Create an Account" - click on that option.
  3. Once you click on "Create an Account" you will be taken to a different screen which has a form for you to complete. It will ask you for your first and last name as well as a username, a security question, birthday and a recovery email address. Read the Terms of Service and accept it and your account will be created.

Once you have opened your account, you will have access to several features.

  • You can add contacts from your other email addresses.
  • You can also make free voice calls from your Gmail account using the Google Talk client.
  • You can use the chat feature. Chat works, more or less as an instant messaging type of feature. Google Chat also allows you to chat to friends on Google while reviewing your email messages. The pop-out chat box, makes chatting on Google both exciting and convenient.
  • As a Gmail account holder, you automatically have a folder for spam mail, so any unwanted mail can be filtered directly to the spam folder.
  • You can also label your messages and star your messages so that you can keep what you need organized.
  • If you are on the go, Gmail offers a mobile version that is compatible with most smart phones.
  • Unlike other free email services, Gmail has a ton of space making the sky the limit for your storage needs. Google ensures that it always upgrades the amount of storage space on Gmail. This makes archiving messages easier, and while they do offer additional space for a nominal fee, what you get with the free email option is amazing.
  • There is never a need to worry about being bombarded by ads because pop-ups never get through to your account.

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Web cam not showing on my daughters computer i can see her but she can't see me

I guess you are both using gmail chat option and already installed google talk plugin.
Go to your gmail account click on "parameters" than select "chat" choose your webcam, mic ... than click verify and run the tests that are given to you.

Jun 01, 2010 | Google Gmail

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I need to hine My chat tab which ic just below my inbox but I need that back when ever needed . Also I need the chat sessions saved in the chat log.

To hide the Chat tab, you can just click the minus (-) sign beside Chat. When you need to chat, just click the plus (+) sign.

To save the chat sessions, go to Settings -> Chat. Then on My chat history, select Save chat history.

Hope this helps!

Mar 05, 2010 | Google Gmail

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I want to open gmail or chat....please help

Hello i hope u 'll be fine.... thanks for using fixya.
Open the gmail site from here
If u have already an account then give user name & password there and click on sign in, If u have not an account the click on "Create an Account", Next page 'll open, full all the fields carefully and make an account.
If u want to chat directly from your gmail accoubt the download Google talk,
To download Google talk messenger Just "Click Here"
Download it and then install it on your PC and u can chat with your gmail accounts contacts directly through this,
I hope this solution will helpful 4 u. Best of luck
Please do rate if it is helpful
THANKS & Keep using fixya

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I just started working with computers need to check emails and how to go chat

Firstly, do you have an email account. Sites like, and gmail ( are quite popular and free. After you have signed up for an email account you are now ready to send and receive email. To chat you can either Google search for any online chat rooms. Just simply Google search "Chat rooms" and follow instructions from there.

You may also, if you signed up for yahoo or hatmail or even gamil, connect to other users via instead messenger and talk to family and friends you have added to your account. You must download the IM messenger first. Yahoo Chat seems popular.

Let me know if I could be of any further help.

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Problem of certificate error

If you are accessing Gmail in the office and you are getting error "your network administrator has disabled your chat" it means that the IT department of your office or the Internet Service Provider has chosen to block chat.

Have you tried another browser? Have your tried another computer?

If you're still experiencing difficulties, this may be caused by a conflict with software on your computer, browser cache that needs to be cleared.

If you have an anti-virus software or firewall installed in your computer, it might prevent Gmail from working properly.

If you are using Internet Explorer, go to Tools -> Internet Options, then click the Advanced tab. Uncheck the box next to Enable third party browser extensions under the Browsing header.

I hope this resolves the problem. Please take a moment to leave a comment if you find this solution helpful. Your feedback is important and very much appreciated.

Sep 24, 2009 | Google Gmail

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Gmail video doesn't not work

Hi, This doesn't work for windows. Try live messenger for video chat.

Apr 02, 2009 | Google Gmail

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Gmail video chat will not start

Install video chat plug-in from It works in Windows XP/Vista, Intel-based Mac, using IE, Firefox, Chrome, Safari 3+.
After restarting the browser, open Gmail, select a contact from the chat section and see if there's an option named "Video & more". If you can't find this option, your friend didn't install the plug-in yet.

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Have your mom reinstall her flash plugin and java plugin. If that doesnt do it, goto internet options and restore to default

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