Chatting in Google Talk

Chatting in Google Talk

Google Talk is Google’s instant messaging and audio and video chat service. It lets you communicate with other people that also use Google Talk.

Signing in to your account

  1. From the Home screen, tap > Talk. On the Accounts screen, you'll see the Google Account(s) you've set up on HTC Jetstream.
  2. Choose the account you want to use. Or tap Add account to set up another Google Account.
Note: You remain signed in to Google Talk, even when you’re using other apps, until you deliberately sign out.

Chatting with a friend

  1. In Google Talk, tap a friend in the Friends list.
  2. Enter your message in the text box.
  3. While chatting, tap , and then choose any of these options:
    Go off the record Your Google Talk messages are stored in the Chats folder of your Gmail account. Tap this option if you don’t want to store your chat messages.
    Friend info View your friend’s contact details.
    Add to chat Add another friend to your chat.

Chatting by voice or video

If your friends use Google Talk on a device with a microphone or camera, you can chat with them by voice and video.
  • Set your online status to be available for voice or video chats. Tap your profile in the Friends list, and then select the Allow video and voice chats option.
  • This service is limited to Wi-Fi only.
  1. In Google Talk, tap a friend in the Friends list.
  2. On the message panel, do one of the following:
    • Tap to start a voice chat.
    • Tap to start a video chat.
  3. During a video chat, you can:
    • Tap the screen to reveal the onscreen chat controls.
    • Press VOLUME UP and VOLUME DOWN to adjust the volume level.
  4. When you’re done with the voice or video chat, tap .

Adding and managing friends

The Friends list is where you add and manage your friends in Google Talk.
Do any of the following:
Invite a friend
  1. Tap .
  2. Enter the Google Talk ID or Gmail address of the friend you want to add.
  3. Tap Send invitation.
View all friends Initially, only those friends that you often chat with — the most popular — are shown in the Friends list.
  • To view all your friends, tap > All friends.
  • To view only friends that you often chat with, tap > Most popular.
Make a friend popular
  1. Tap a friend, and then tap > Friend info
  2. Tap Show in Friends list, and then select an option you want.
Block a friend You can block a friend from sending you messages. When blocked, your friend is removed from the Friends list and is added to the Blocked friends list.
Tap a friend, and then tap > Block friend.
Unblock a friend
  1. Tap > Settings.
  2. Tap Blocked friends, and then tap the friend to unblock.

Changing settings or signing out

In Google Talk's Friends list, tap , and then select one of the following:
  • Settings to change the app and notification settings.
  • Sign out to log out of Google Talk.
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