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Google to start indexing chat conversations?

Several unofficial sources within the Google community are saying Google will begin indexing chats that are conducted on their hang outs service as well as Yahoo chat starting April 1, 2015.

The full text will not be available in the search results, only the first three  interactions. What may become searchable is who was in the chat and the length of chat in comments.

To search for your chats, or another persons , the sources say you would just use this type search.  “chat + the email of the person”

A list of that persons  chats who’s email you input will be displayed from the last 12 months. Each will be clickable to see the first three interactions of that chat, and the other people in the chat.

Google feels its important to display this information to avoid legal complications in the freedom of information act, and feels it will provide a more transparent and authentic user experience.

More to follow.   We will be posting the opt out information as soon as it is made available…  or contact Google at www.google.com/opt-out-OMG