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Google Apps: Mastering Integration and Customization by Pascal Cadet, Manuel Alves, Médéric Morel, Pirmin Lemberger

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Instant messaging with Google Talk

Integration with Gmail

Instant messaging, named Google Talk, is available directly from within Gmail. Both applications share the same contacts. The following icons indicate the status of each contact:

Integration with Gmail

From left to right, the contact is: available to chat, available to chat in audio and video, is online but busy, is online but absent for the moment, offline right now

Behind the scenes, Gmail automatically determines which user you contact most often, and then incorporates those into the Google Talk list. It is possible, though, to check an option in Google Talk so that the system explicitly asks whether or not the ...

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