How to Add Friends on GChat

By Shannon Stanton

Using Gmail not only allows you store an unlimited amount of email messages in your inbox, but also gives subscribers the opportunity to instant message with other Gmail users through Gchat. Gchat comes in handy when you need to get in touch with a person quickly and can't wait for a response in an email message. The system is easy to use, and it's just as easy to add your friends to the instant message contact list.

Things You'll Need

  • Gmail account

Step 1

Log in to your Gmail account with your username and password.

Step 2

Type in the gmail or email addresses of the friends you want to add to your contact list.

Step 3

Click the box next to the name/email those you've contacted recently through email whom you might want to instant message.

Step 4

Push the "Send Invites" button at the bottom of the "Invite to Chat" text box. Once this is done, an invititation to be added to your contact list will be sent to your friends' gmail addresses. If your friends do not have gmail accounts, the invitation will be sent to the email addresses you typed to formally invite them to join Gmail.

Tips & Warnings

  • If your computer meets the PC requirements, install the voice and video chat plugin so that you can chat with friends with the use of a webcam. If you have this plug-in, you can also place calls through Gmail.