Gmail Chat Exporter Makes Copying And Printing Chats Easier

Gmail quietly, automatically saves your chat messages, as if they were emails. That makes copying, saving or printing multiple chats across a few days pretty difficult. Enter Gmail Chat Exporter, a bookmarklet that creates a simple text chat history with any contact.

You'll need to copy Jim Matteson's JavaScript code and create a bookmark for it (with the code as the URL). Once it's in place, click the bookmark while you've got Gmail or Google Apps mail open, and enter the name of a contact, exactly as they would appear in your Chat sidebar. Give the script a bit of time to work, as Matteson made it respectful of Google's servers. When it's all done, you'll see a text output that goes back quite a ways — but you can search out a date to find what you need.

Handy stuff. Got another way of grabbing your Google Talk chats for copying? Tell us in the comments.

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    where do i get this Jim Matteson’s JavaScript code ?

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