Joining the likes of 2006-era MSN Messenger and Google Hangouts (which it replaces), Google Chat has picked up support for custom statuses. Previously teased as part of the "Spaces" tweak expected to roll out this summer, the feature is live now for Google Chat on the web, both in the Google Chat web app and Gmail, and lets you set custom text, an emoji, and a date to clear the status after.

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