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Author Topic: Gmail pictures  (Read 4585 times)

tinyvillager

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Gmail pictures
« on: May 12, 2006, 02:52:44 AM »
For the Google lovers out there...

http://mail.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?answer=38354

Copy and paste


"What are Gmail pictures?

Gmail pictures allow you to put a face to a name, by showing user-selected pictures when you roll over a name in your inbox, Contacts, or Quick Contacts list. You can choose your own photo for yourself and for your contacts, suggest a photo for a contact to use, or see what your friends have selected for themselves.

Gmail pictures can be configured to show to all users who you email or who email you, or they can be limited to only those users who are able see when you're online. You can see a full list of users who can see your online status from the All Contacts tab of your Contacts page – they'll be listed with a colored ball next to their name. "

Kinda of neat i guess.

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Re: Gmail pictures
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2006, 08:58:09 AM »
Sounds like a nice idea, too bad I get a "Document Not Found" for that URL...

Did they mention when this feature is rolled out? http://mail.google.c.../en-GB/whatsnew.html doesn't mention this feature at all.

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Re: Gmail pictures
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2006, 04:19:57 PM »
@tinyvillager: Thanks for the tip!

@brotherS: the link works for me!
It's already active, just go to your contacts, edit one of them, and you'll see the "add picture" option there ;)

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Re: Gmail pictures
« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2006, 11:04:24 AM »
I don't understand how it works though. Does it send the picture with every mail? How does the recipient get ahold of my picture?

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Re: Gmail pictures
« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2006, 10:00:37 AM »
I'm guessing if you hover your cursor over a contacts name an image will appear,the other party (contact)
has to of uploaded an image,their basically over grown avatars.(i rarely use the web mail part of gmail,so don't quote me on this i use pop)

Just a guess,but i'm betting this will bleed into the features of google talk as well.
On a side note Google Pack dropped trillian from the pack,or maybe trillian dropped google...either way
their no longer in bed together.


If your using Opera,chances are it's not working cause google services and Opera don't get along very well.

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Re: Gmail pictures
« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2006, 10:11:25 AM »
If your using Opera,chances are it's not working cause google services and Opera don't get along very well.
Not anymore ;)
The new opera 9.0 beta already has support for gmail, just as if it was ie :D

tinyvillager

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Re: Gmail pictures
« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2006, 10:21:14 AM »
Very cool,thanks for update,i only checked out maybe two releases of 9 a couple of weeks back and decided just to wait for final.I'm betting the final 9 release will be a very solid package.
 


/sidenote does anyone have 9 release working with Yahoo's "redesign"
Version 8.54 is a no go.Not that i'm crying out for yahoo or anything.
 
« Last Edit: May 21, 2006, 10:23:32 AM by tinyvillager »

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Re: Gmail pictures
« Reply #7 on: May 21, 2006, 10:43:05 AM »
Even after tinyvillager tried to explain, it is still unclear to me.

For the sake of argument let's assume the following:
I upload my picture to gmail. I ahve several friends using various email services. Now we could have these situations: recipient has/uses:
* gmail web interface
* gmail, using pop3
* any other email account with or without web interface

For each of these three cases, does the recipient see my picture; and if so how did it arrive on his PC?

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Re: Gmail pictures
« Reply #8 on: May 21, 2006, 11:14:17 AM »
When you upload your images make sure your using gmail settings tab.
You can't use various email services,only works inside of gmail's web page.Everyone involved has to be
gmail subscribers,i think :huh:,you might be able to pin your own images to contacts.

here are some screencaps...