Gmail allows you to enable & disable the chat feature of your account. You can use Gmail’s chat feature to chat with anyone who uses Gmail. You can chat with your Gmail users anytime and anywhere provided they have an account on Gmail and have enabled their chat feature.
In order to stay connected with friends via Gmail chat feature, certain steps have to be followed to enable chat conveniently. In this section, we will discuss the steps of:
Steps to Enable & Disable Chat in Gmail:
Enable Chat in Gmail
Step 1: To enable your Gmail chat, first of all, you have to log in to your Gmail account. Visit account.google.com. Enter your email id and click on Next.
Further, enter your password and click on Next.
Step 2: Once logged in, you can see the gear icon at the right side of your Gmail screen. Click that gear icon.
Among the options click on Settings.
Step 5: You can see two radio buttons Chat on and Chat off. Click the ‘Chat on‘ button and further, click on Save Changes.
Step 6: As you will click Save Changes your screen will be refreshed and now at the left most corner, below the menu, you have a list of persons with whom you can chat.
Hover your cursor over the person with whom you want to chat. A dialog box will appear which will have a send message button click that button.
Disable Chat in Gmail
Step 1: Click the gear icon and among the displayed options click on Settings.
Step 2: Click the Chat button in Setting page.
Step 3: Click the Chat off radio button to disable the chat and further click on Save Changes.
So this was all about the steps to enable and disable chat in Gmail. Hope the content is useful. Keep reading.