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Purge your Google Chat list of Google+ contacts

One of the surprises of adding a large number of people on Google+ is that everyone will appear in your Google Chat contact list. But using a hidden-away option will return your list to a more controllable state.

To fix your Google Chat contact list, locate the Chat widget on the left and click on the grey down button in the upper right corner:

This will bring up the following dialog, where you want to click on "Your circles" and select the custom option.

From which point you can then select the people you wish to chat with, and have you in their contact list.

Give Google Chat (or your chat client of choice) a couple of seconds to poll the servers, and you will see former contacts disappear.

Enjoy the regained control and privacy.

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2 comments
leonardcrl
leonardcrl

What Browser are you using in this example. The examples you show are do not look like anything in my Windows 7 Ultimate inventory. (Firefox Ver. 9.0.1, Chrome Ver. 16.0.912.75 m, or IE Ver. 9.0.4) Or could your entry point be from Circles and not GMail? Regards -=crl=-

mkhangan07
mkhangan07

This Google settings are really simple. The best thing is that we can chat a persons from the selected circle and not from the other circles.