Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Gmail's new chat feature doesn't work with https

A popular CustomizeGoogle feature is the ability to ensure that Gmail uses a secure connection by redirecting to

If you have enabled this option (CustomizeGoogle > Gmail > Secure) you might have noticed that the new Gmail chat feature will not work.

From the Gmail help center:

Make sure you're using http:// when you log in -- chat in Gmail doesn't work in https:// quite yet, but it will soon.

In other words: If you want to use the Gmail chat feature you need to uncheck the Secure Gmail option in CustomizeGoogle.


Blogger Alex said...

Yes, but if you don't use CustomizeGoogle and you enter to log in you can use the chat. I think the problem is the redirection.

3:37 PM  
Blogger CustomizeGoogle said...

Google _always_ use a secure login. It doesn't matter if you enter or

But after being logged in, you will by default _not_ use a secure connection. That's the part that CustomizeGoogle solves.

And, as stated by Google, chat won't work with https. Yet.

4:59 PM  
Blogger Alex said...

I am using not only secure login (that is default, as you said) but also secure connection (you know, I have the secure icon at the bottom right of my Firefox while I'm reading my mail). And I also chat, and when I click on the pop-out button I get the window out and the window title is " - My friends name". That chat window also has the secure icon on it (you know, the closed lock).

I can send you an image if you want.

9:50 AM  

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