About chat in Gmail
Gmail isn't just for email – you can also communicate with your friends in real time using chat in Gmail! Gmail is part of Google's chat network, which means that you can communicate with your friends using Google Plus.
Voice and video chat in Gmail
In addition to instant messaging, you can also chat face to face with up to nine people and make phone calls. Learn how to have voice and video chats.
Extra chat features
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