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How to Install the Gmail Audio-Video Chat Plugin

Google Feature Allows Users to Chat in Inbox

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To utilize the Google Audio/Webcam Chat feature for Gmail, users must first install a small plugin to help facilitate your multimedia conversations. Follow these easy, step-by-step instructions and you’ll be chatting in high-quality audio and webcam video over in your Gmail inbox within minutes!

First, navigate your web browser to the Google Audio/Video Chat plugin website. Once the page has loaded, click the button titled “Install Voice and Video Chat.”

The installation process will now begin. Note: See below for specific continuing instructions for your particular web browser.

Instructions for Windows Explorer Users

  1. After launching the installation window from the Gmail Audio/Video plugin website, click “Run” or “Open.” If an installation window does not appear, a link via the plugin website will re-prompt the installation window. If the window still fails to appear, you may need to ensure any pop-up blocker is turned off or disabled for the Gmail Audi/Video plugin website.

  2. Next, click “Run” when prompted “Do you want to run this software?”

  3. The Gmail Audio/Video plugin will now install automatically.
The installer should complete in seconds.

Instructions for Mozilla Firefox Users

  1. After launching the installation window from the Gmail Audio/Video plugin website, click “OK” or “Save File.” If an installation window does not appear, a link via the plugin website will re-prompt the installation window. If the window still fails to appear, you may need to ensure any pop-up blocker is turned off or disabled for the Gmail Audi/Video plugin website.

  2. Next, select “Downloads” from the Tools menu in Firefox. A window displaying the Gmail Audio/Video plugin will appear in the menu.

  3. Next, double click the plugin in the Downloads window. Your plugin installation will begin automatically.

The installer should complete in seconds.

Congratulations! You are now ready to begin using Gmail Audio and Video Chats in your Gmail inbox! After you have installed the Gmail Audio and Video Chat plugin and ensuring your have fully installed any drivers or software for any webcam or microphone/headset equipment you may use, you are ready to start chatting with your voice or image on Gmail!

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