How can I run Google Chat in Thunderbird?

jane mitchell September 28, 2010

Is there any way to run Google Chat from within Thunderbird?

  1. Duncan Murimi
    August 11, 2011 at 9:53 am

    This would be a very useful feature. Saves me the hassle of having to open Gmail on a browser.

  2. Tina
    November 22, 2010 at 11:17 pm


    did you give Spicebird a run or did you find another way? Let us know what you decided for and how it went!

  3. Aibek
    October 4, 2010 at 10:33 am

    I guess Spicebird is what you need.

  4. Saikat Basu
    September 29, 2010 at 11:33 am

    There doesn't seem to be a way to do that just yet. I checked the add-ons gallery too and there's nothing. Perhaps that's why, Spicebird (open source email client based on Thunderbird) has added a functionality where you can do just with friends on services like Yahoo, Google Talk, AIM, ICQ and Jabber.

    Also, read our coverage on Spicebird at the following links:
    Spicebird – An Email Client That Integrates A Calendar, Chat & iGoogle
    Does Spicebird Really Blow Thunderbird Out Of The Water?