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HT2515 I have a gmail account that is linked to my iChat.  I'd like to use the application to do group text chats.  I get an error message saying the server does not support group chats.  What should I do?

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I have a gmail account that is linked to my iChat.  I'd like to use the application to do group text chats, just like you would when on gmail's website, with other gmail users.  Whenever I try, it says my server doesn't support chat, and there is an error with Google Talk.


Any ideas?

  • Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (66,840 points)



    I am not sure Google's Jabber server for GoogleTalk does Group Chats.


    This is a Pic from the Psi App about the server

    Screen Shot 2013-02-14 at 20.48.19.png

    As you can see the app puts up a separate window for Service Discovery

    These "extra" items normally also have to be "registered" for.

    This server used to run an MSN Transport that I was using.


    As you can see it list Conference as "Extra".


    The GoogleTalk one is a bit confusing

    The Service discovery normally takes the Suffix part of the name. In my case

    This is Blank for Service Discovery.

    However changing to the server name give me this

    Screen Shot 2013-02-14 at 20.54.06.png

    Still no option for Transports or Conference  options.


    This!topic/talk/8rJ6M1GkhrU suggests it is not standard in GoogleTalk (via Gmail Login or PC App ?) and needs some Lab item.


    8:56 PM      Thursday; February 14, 2013

    Please, if posting Logs, do not post any Log info after the line "Binary Images for iChat"


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