Inviting/adding someone to chat

Here's how to add new friends:

For contacts already in your Friends list:

  1. Scroll over your friend's name, and click invite.
  2. Verify your friend's email address in the dialogue box that appears, and click Next.
  3. Choose to send a standard invitation to your friend, or customize the message by entering text in the text field.
  4. Click Next.
  5. Click Finish in the dialogue box that appears confirming that your friend was invited.
For contacts not in your Friends list:
  1. Click +Add at the bottom of your Friends list.
  2. Enter the email address of the friend you'd like to add.
    • If you'd like to add more than one friend at a time, just make sure to separate their email addresses with commas.
    • If the friends you'd like to invite are listed in your Gmail Contacts list, click Choose from my contacts... after clicking +Add.
  3. Click Next >> after you've entered all the friends you'd like to invite.
  4. A dialogue box will appear to confirm that your friends were invited to Google Talk. Click Finish.

If you're a Gmail user, new contacts in Google Talk will also be added to your Gmail Contacts list, and vice-versa. Keep in mind that removing or blocking someone from your Google Talk Friends list does not affect your Gmail Contacts list.