Gmail Chat Privacy and Security Settings

Discussion in 'Gmail' started by popowich, Nov 28, 2010.

  1. popowich

    popowich EQ Forum Admin Staff Member

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    I wanted a quick and easy way to temporarily chat with some people and send test text messages without creating a new IM account.

    I enabled my Gmail chat and used these settings :

    Gmail Chat Privacy and Security Settings.jpg

    Only allowing selected contacts to see my chat and not logging the chats seems like the best configuration.
     

  2. Big Dan

    Big Dan EQ Forum Moderator Staff Member

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    I disable mine all the way. Just like Facebook chat. I cannot tell you how many times people 'sneak up' on me. That is I have Gmail open along with 30 other tabs and never see the message until it's to late and someone thinks I'm ignoring them.
     

  3. popowich

    popowich EQ Forum Admin Staff Member

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    I decided I like the history and will use the off the record mode as needed.

    I wasn't aware of that when I started. It's more helpful to drop only sensitive conversations.
     

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