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How to Log Into Multiple Google Talk Accounts Using A Simple Hack

You’ve got multiple GMail accounts, say, one for work and another for personal use; and you would like to sign onto both Google Talk accounts on the same computer at the same time. By default, GTalk doesn’t permit multiple instances, but a simple hack can fix it.

Using A Simple Hack

Right Click on the Google Talk shortcut icon in the desktop, in your quick launch or by going to Start > All Programs > Google Talk folder > Google Talk , then click Properties.

properties

add /nomutex at the end of the line, for example:

C:\Program Files\Google\Google Talk\googletalk.exe” /startmenu /nomutex

Make sure that there is a space between /startmenu and /nomutex

nom

Now you can open multiple Gtalk messenger windows by clicking the program multiple times, and use each messenger for different account.

Perform Hack Using Command Prompt

Click Start and hit Run, type CMD in the run window, now go to the directory where Google talk is installed and add /nomutex as in C:\Program Files\Google\Google Talk>googletalk/nomutex at the end as shown in screenshot below.

gtalkcmd

Download Software To Use Multiple Clients

If all else fails, then use this step. Using this step will give you a little extra feature but it will require a multi-protocol IM client to be downloaded called Digsby.

It will allow you to add more than one, in fact even up to 7 or more Google Talk accounts easily. It has some amazing features like the ability to add different social networks, different email accounts.

Digsby

That’s it. All three methods stated above works just fine for me, if you are having any trouble, please let me know in the comments.

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  • Simon

    but how do i change the account it will open automaticaly to the same acount as the first one??

    • You can open as many Google Talk messengers as you want. By default all will try signing-in to your default GMail account, you can cancel sign-in and enter your other GMail account details.

  • Adrienne

    Awesome! Thanks for the tip!

  • Going forward you don’t need these tips as Google itself has started adding this feature to the list. Check this out. Google started rolling out multiple login

  • Dinesh Nayak

    Thanks It is great. It solved my problem..

  • it working PERFECT , Thanks

  • abhisek sahu

    wow bro thanks