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I don't use Google Talk. When I am checking my mails in GMail, I use the built-in chat mechanism. I want to store the chat history. Is there any way to record the history in the background while I am chatting?

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You are already using Google Talk without knowing it -- you just aren't using the Google Talk client application, but rather the web-based UI integrated into Gmail. The two are merely separate interfaces to the same Jabber/XMPP network. – Alexander Burke Mar 21 '10 at 6:08
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GMail has automatically recorded what you'd chat. Check here. I'm not sure what you want to mean "store google chat history". You can even check your real-time chat history while chatting.

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