A newly presented service permits you to spread your data as of the Google cloud. For example, you can download a collection from Google Buzz, Picasa Web Albums, Contacts and Circles and Google Profile – even Google Voice. Beginning today, it is likely to attraction your Gmail chats to an email client such as Thunderbird, via IMAP protocol.
Although Gmail’s been employed with your local email client through IMAP for ages, you were not clever to recover chat logs – while they seem as email messages under the Chat label in the lefthand side of the web interface. Per Google’s blog post, logged chat logs can currently be downloaded to your local email client providing it’s configured to use IMAP. You only have to tick the “Show in IMAP” checkbox for Chats in the Labels tab of your Gmail settings.