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Groupchats in google talk are now done through hangouts, which is not XMPP/jabber.

The instructions in this page are (probably) no longer useful.

purple-hangouts can be used to access hangouts groupchats

Group chats in bitlbee using gtalk account

1. First of all you need to generate a uuid. There are atleast two ways to generate a uuid:

2. Now that you have generated a UUID, you need to tell bitlbee to add a chatroom for you. The syntax is:

chat add <account-id> <room> [<channel>]

<account-id> is the numeric ID listed by 'account list' command to bitlbee control channel. <room> is the chatroom which has the format: private-chat-{uuid}@groupchat.google.com (Replace the uuid by the uuid that you generated). [<channel>] is the name of channel used to identify the chatroom inside bitlbee. This should be unique for every new chatroom being created.

Here's a sample command to add a chat room:

chat add 1 private-chat-d0f2a60e-6200-4f2c-9fb6-0bc4793cb793@groupchat.google.com gtalk

3. You can now use 'chat list' to see a list of all the chatrooms known by BitlBee.

4. Now, to join the chatroom, type this in bitlbee control channel:

/join &gtalk

5. To invite other users to this chatroom, give them the uuid that you generated and tell them to repeat step 2 and 4 in this article.

That's it! Happy group chatting :D

BitlBee Wiki: GtalkGroupchats (last edited 2016-09-18 19:26:07 by dx)