For the last few days, I was not getting through to Gmail in Standard mode, so decided to clear my cache and cookies. And walla, the standard view was back. But there was a difference, it had Google Chat in with it, and I had not masked it to identiy Opera as Firefox or Internet Explorer.
I have not been able to find an official confirmation, but I think they were working on it, which resulted in Gmail being unavailabe a little while yesterday
P.S: GChat has been ON/OFF on me and I have had too clear my cache and cookies again and again, to get it back, whereas my friend Aman, or even my hosted account (mail id for the blog) have had no such problem.
Yes folks it’s true. Google Talk now finally supports Offline Messaging(Official Blog Entry). Let’s just hope that the uber cool Google Chat emoticons are also ported into GTalk.
If you send somebody an Offline Message via Google Talk, the message will be received when they sign into Google Talk/Gmail. In Google Talk it appears as a normal message from a friend, whereas in Gmail it appears as a new Message.
OH yes there’s a catch. You only get this feature when you use Google Talk with a Gmail Account and that too with Save Chat HistoryEnabled. Also if you were chatting off the record before your friend went offline, you’ll need to select Stop chatting off the record before sending offline messages.a href=”http://googletalk.blogspot.com/2006/11/offline-messages.html”