Help with Google Chat icon meanings?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by Slightly Hyphy, Mar 3, 2012.

  1. Slightly Hyphy macrumors member

    Jun 8, 2009

    I am a newbie when it comes to Google chat, and I had a question. I recently added a contact to my Google email contact list. This person was also added to my Google Chat friends list, but there is no icon/symbol to the left of their name. My other Google Chat contacts all have some type of icon/symbol next to their name (green dot, yellow dot, orange dot, gray circle with an X in the middle, etc.).

    What does it mean when one contact does not have any icon/symbol to the left of their name in my Google Chat friends list?

  2. Slightly Hyphy thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 8, 2009
    Sorry to bump this unnecessarily...but I really would like to know the answer to this. I have searched online extensively but have found no answer.

    What does it mean when a Google Chat contact does not have an icon next to their name?
  3. paolo- macrumors 6502a

    Aug 24, 2008
    It means you can't chat with them. In other words, they're not on gmail or haven't accepted a chat invitation. Having someone in your contact list doesn't mean you can chat with them. Go over their name and there should be an "invite to chat" button.

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