iChat and Google Talk - Mac Tips Daily! #359

ichatav.pngListen to Today's Show If you have a Gmail account, you may have noticed the Chat feature built into their web based email client. This is pretty cool, but you have to be on the web page to chat with your buddies. Well with the latest version of iChat, you can now use Google Talk with iChat AV.

How to do it:

1. Open iChat

2. Go to the iChat menu and choose Preferences.


3. Next click on 'Accounts'. Then, click on the '+' sign in the bottom left hand corner of the iChat window. mactips_359_1-1.png

4. Now select GOOGLE TALK for the Account type and enter in your Google username and password and click on 'Done'. mactips_359_2.png

Now an iChat box will open up with any of your GoogleTalk friends.


If it doesn't appear, with iChat as the active app, go to the 'Window' menu and choose 'Jabber List'


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