Android Tips

Multiple Gmail Accounts Login In Gtalk Android App

There was a time when Yahoo and MSN were the only ones that offered instant messenger clients, but then came in Google with its Google Talk instant messenger client. With its minimalistic design and nice features, it immediately made its way into the desktops of millions. Today, it is one of the most used software and day by day its network is expanding more and more.

Talking in context of Android now, this mobile operating system comes with its dedicated Google Talk messenger app. When you set up a new Android device, you are asked to sign-in with your personal Gmail account which then is used by all the applications associated with Google. These include Google Plus, Gmail, Google Search, Play Store and Google Talk a.k.a GTalk.

So evidently you have one Gmail account that is being used by all the above mentioned apps, that includes GTalk app too. Now what if you are an obsessed Gtalk user and have more than one GTalk accounts, and want to sign in using all your accounts at the same time in the GTalk app? Sounds impossible?

Actually it is not. The dedicated Google Talk app supports multiple account sign-ins and you can follow the guide given below to use this feature.

Step 1: Open the dedicated Google Talk app which is present with the label Talk in the app drawer.


Step 2: Tap on the preferences button present at the top right corner. From the popup menu, select Settings.


Step 3: The Settings page displays the account that you are using currently. On the top right section of the screen there is an option called Add Account. Tap on the same to proceed.


Step 4: Now you will be prompted to enter the credentials, and then you will manually select the services you wish to keep in sync with your newly added account. These services include Google Mail, Play Books, Calendar, etc. After you get through the procedure, you will see all your accounts under one screen.



All in all this feature is very helpful if you can’t live without all your GTalk accounts, but the only issue with the service is the manual account switching that is required. Further the account cannot be removed from the GTalk screen itself, and you will have to navigate to Settings>Google Accounts, to remove the GTalk accounts.

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