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How to chat with Gmail

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How to chat with Gmail: Probably not everyone knows, but who owns an account Gmail has, among other things, also the possibility to chat with other users who are part of its contact list. How? Leveraging the platform Hangouts by Google. By acting as a smartphone and tablet, it is possible to do this using the official Hangouts app, while acting as a computer it is possible to do it directly from the Web version of Gmail.

How do you say? Were you unaware of all this and now are you curious to know more? I’ll settle you immediately: in the next few lines, you will find it explained how to chat with gmail using the Hangouts app and the integrated function in the very popular Google Webmail service: in both cases it’s a breeze, believe me!

But now enough chatting and let’s get straight to the point: take five minutes of free time to concentrate on reading the next paragraphs and, more importantly, try to implement the “tips” that I will give you. You will see that, in the end, you will no longer have any doubts about how to chat via Gmail. I wish you good reading and have fun!

Preliminary information

Before I actually explain to you how to chat with gmaillet me provide you with some preliminary information which will be useful for you to better understand the instructions contained in the next lines.

As I already told you in the introduction of the post, it is possible to chat on Gmail using Google Hangouts: if you have never heard of it, it is a messaging platform developed by “Big G”, which allows you to make calls, video calls and send messages for free. It is available as an online service, as an extension for Google Chrome, as a mobile app, and even as a service integrated into Gmail’s Webmail.

To be able to use it, of course, you must have already created a Google account. Haven’t you done it yet? In this case, fix it immediately with the help of the instructions that are contained in my guide on how to create a Google account.

How to chat with Gmail on smartphones and tablets

Chat with Gmail from mobile

Desires chat with Gmail from smartphones and tablets? As I anticipated a few lines above, to do this all you have to do is access your Gmail account from the official app of Google Hangouts.

Then install the Google Hangouts app on your device Android or iOStap the button Start and log in to your Gmail account by entering your login data in the appropriate text fields. Then grant the app all the permissions it needs to work properly.

At this point, if you are using a device Androidtap the button (+) at the bottom right, select the item New conversation from the menu that opens and, in the text field Name, email or phone, write the name, e-mail address or phone number of the person you want to chat with. By tapping the button New groupInstead, you can start a group chat and chat with multiple users at the same time.

If you use a device iOSinstead, tap on the icon speech bubble at the bottom right, then on the button (+) and, in the text field Insert name, no. by phone or email, write the name, e-mail address or phone number of the person you want to chat with. By pressing the button New groupInstead, you can start a new group conversation to chat with multiple people simultaneously.

After choosing the person (or people) to chat with, use the text field Write a message / Send a message to write the text of the message you want to send and press the icon of theareoplanin, to forward it to the recipient. In addition, by pressing on the icons located at the bottom of the screen you can also send emoji, sticker, photo, video and even share yours position.

I would also like to point out the possibility of making calls and video calls: to do this, just press the buttons representing the handset and the movie camera, which are placed at the top right. Then wait for the user you have decided to contact to answer the call and you can chat with him.

How to chat with Gmail on a computer

Gmail chat

If you want to find out how to chat with gmail on computerthe first thing you need to do is connect to the your inbox on Gmail and log into your account. Once logged in, to chat with a contact in your Gmail address book, select thelittle man at the bottom left (if not already selected) and click on nominative you want to start a conversation with.

By doing so, a new one will open in the lower right corner of the page box, which you can use to type the message to send to the selected user. To view more contacts, hold down the left mouse button on the gray dash at the top of the box containing the contacts to chat with and drag it up.

Gmail chat

If, on the other hand, you want to chat with a person who uses Gmail but who is not included in your contacts, click on the button (+) placed at the Your name and, in the text field Enter your name, email or phonewrite their name, email address or phone number.

Now you are ready to chat with the person you have selected: to do so, you simply have to use the box that, as I told you before, appeared in the lower right part of the main Gmail page.

The chat commands are typical of all messaging services: to write the text of the message, for example, you must use the text field Send a message; by clicking on the button depicting the smiling face and the icon of postcard you can send emojis or multimedia content respectively, and so on.

If you wish, you can also invite other people into the conversation by clicking on the button depicting thelittle man with the symbol (+) next to it placed at the top (in the center of the chat box) and then writing the name, telephone number or email address of each of them, in order to create a group chat.

Chat with Gmail on computer

If you want, you can also start a video call by clicking on the icon movie camera always present at the top of the chat box. In the latter case, to take advantage of the function, you will need to install the plugin Google Voice and Video: to do this you have to click on the button Install plug-in on the page that opened, start the downloaded file and follow the instructions displayed on the screen to complete the setup.

In this case, if you use a PC Windowsopen the .exe file you have obtained and wait for the plugin to be installed automatically. If you use a MacInstead, open the package .pkg you got, click the button Go onthen on Installtype the administration password Mac in the appropriate text field and click the buttons Install software, Close And Move. Simple, right?