Google Talk – Google’s Instant Messenger

Yesterday Google released beta version of Google Talk, the Instant Messaging solution. It enables you to talk with (voice chat) and send instant messages to your friends. It has a simple interface, as simple as the Google search homepage. Download Google Talk.

Google Talk is simple and intuitive to use. There’s no clutter, no pop-ups and no unnecessary software to install

To use Google Talk, you need a Gmail account. Gmail is still in beta. Hm… wondering when will Google release the final version of Gmail! You can invite your friends – typing their email or selecting from Gmail address book. If your friends don’t already have Gmail, they will be sent an invitation.

Other features provided are accessing Gmail Inbox from the Google Talk interface and notifications for new Gmail messages

Gmail users can access the Google Talk service and exchange instant messages using other clients that support the standard XMPP protocol, such as GAIM.

For those of you working in corporates behind proxy, you should also be able to use Google Talk at your company, since Google Talk should work across any firewall or NAT.

Google talk currently works only in Windows OS.

I don’t feel excited with this release of Google Talk. But, looking forward to see some cool stuff in next releases.

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