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Linked Orkut/Gmail? [Nov. 14th, 2005|02:21 pm]


Last time I logged in (it's been a while), I saw an option to link my Orkut account to my Gmail account. I thought "Why not?" and clicked OK. The only difference I noticed was that when I logged out of Orkut it logged out my Gmail. I cannot seem to log in to Gmail and then get to Orkut or vice versa without logging in again. What's the point of that?

Anybody find anything useful with linking your accounts?

[User Picture]From: spodlife
2005-11-14 02:34 pm (UTC)
You can just close the window when ever you want. You don't have to click log-out (except on banking websites, of course).
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[User Picture]From: gyre
2005-11-14 02:52 pm (UTC)
That just gives me something to make it not as annoying. I was looking for something that makes the feature actually useful.
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[User Picture]From: gyre
2005-11-14 02:53 pm (UTC)
Actually, I found one. You can log on to Google and then click to Gmail or Orkut. It just doesn't do that from Gmail or Orkut. Not a huge bonus and maybe more clicking makes it not a good thing if you're just going to Orkut or Gmail.
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[User Picture]From: spinfist
2006-04-20 08:02 am (UTC)
That's something Google's working on, though I'm sure you've noticed. ;-) I know a few days ago when they rolled out CL2 (Calendar), there was a little tiny bar in the upper right with a link to open your gmail inbox, but it wasn't in Gmail to go the other way. A few days later, they implemented that, too. It won't be long.

And though it seems it's already been cleared up, it's for that reason that when you log out of one, you log out of all. The different services are integrating so closely now since all the accounts are first "linked" and then essentially merged, as I understand it.
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[User Picture]From: cparker
2005-11-14 07:42 pm (UTC)
Aside from the fact that at some point you'll be required to link them, there isn't much of a benefit yet. However, there are plans in the future for all sorts of neat functionality, with having all of these different Google services linked together, they'll all eventually be seamlessly interacting with each other.
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