Gmail is a Google product and is very useful for official purposes including chatting with others. If you are getting any trouble using Gmail chat, then check out this article. This article will guide you properly in using the chat in Gmail. So, let us discover together the process of using the chat feature using a Gmail account.
How To Chat On Gmail Account: Detailed Procedure
To learn the process of using the chats in the Gmail account, continue the below instructions.
Using A Browser Sign Into Your Gmail Account
To initiate the chat feature in Gmail, you need to open a browser from your system. And then, on the address bar of the browser, type www.gmail.com and hit the Enter button. Now, from the search results, click on the topmost one. This will navigate you to the official Gmail page.
Further, from the top-right corner of this page, hit on the “Sign in” box. Then, it will ask you to enter your Gmail username (eg: [email protected]). After typing the Gmail account username, click on Next. Then, enter the password of this account which you have already set and click on Sign in.
Navigate To The Gmail Chat Name
After getting into your Gmail account, then from the left side panel, you can see your Gmail profile picture between a circle if you set any. And if you have not set any profile picture, then you will find the first letter of the username, which is set as default in the circle. Now, if you have already added some friends to your chat list in Gmail, then you will find all of their profiles beneath your profile picture.
Add To Chat
Next, take the cursor on your chat profile which is present in this left window panel. On doing this, the window will get total open. Then, from here, click on the add (+) symbol, which is present beside the user chat profile. Now, this will open a window and here you need to search for the contact whom you want to chat with.
You can also use the email id or phone number as well for searching purposes. If the contact is already set, then from here by selecting the contact you will be able to use the Gmail chat. Otherwise, to add a new contact, the process is as below.
If you want to start a conversation with anyone for the first time, then you need to add him/ her to your contact. And to learn the process of doing this, check out the following steps.
- By opening the “Enter name, email, or phone” search bar, type any among the details (name, email, or phone) whom you want to chat with.
- After getting your chosen contact, hit on it. This will open the “Start a conversation with…” window.
- Now, click on blue colored Send Invite box under this opening window.
- As the person from the other side accepts your request, you will be able to start the conversation with him/ her.
Start Conversation With The Gmail Chat Accepting Person
As the other person accepts your request, you will be able to start the conversation with him/her by following the below instruction.
- Go to the add (+) symbol from your chat window and search for the contact which whom you want to start the conversation.
- By hitting on the chosen contact result, you can start chatting with the person who has already accepted your chat request in Gmail.
All these are the steps that you need to perform for using the Chat facility of your Gmail account.
Steps For Using Gmail Video Chat
If you want to get the video chat facility using your Gmail account, then the process for it is as follows.
At first, confirm the internet is connected with your system and then open a browser on it. Now, by utilizing this browser open the official webpage of the Google Hangouts plug-in. Then, click on the Download Plugin box from this window and confirm the downloading process by hitting on the Save File box. Now, wait until the downloading process is done. As the “Google Hangouts plug-in” file gets downloaded then locate the file on your desktop screen.
Further, by getting the plug-in file location, click twice on it and install it by following the on-screen instructions. As the installation process completes, open your Gmail account using the web browser. Next, from the chat portion, open the chatting window of the person with whom you want to make a video call. Then, on the top left portion of this chatting window, you will get a video call icon, hit on it.
If the device which you are using does not have a video call facility then it will restrict you from opening.
And if you got a video call facility, then by clicking on the video call icon, it will send a request to the other side person. As the person accepts your video calling request, you can use this facility.
Hope, you will not get any trouble understanding any of the above explaining steps of using Gmail chat facility. So, if you are a beginner, then kindly read this article minutely.