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Google Talk

Google Talk is Google’s approach to instant communications. With Google Talk and you get instant messaging, PC-to-PC voice calls, GMail notifications, file transfers or connect with other GTalk users on the web.

There’s also versions of Google Talk for Apple iPhone device and Google Talk for BlackBerry.

Google constantly adds to Google Talk top user requested features such as fast and reliable file transfer and the ability to send and receive voicemail messages for free. There’s even a fun feature for all the music lovers music lovers. Google Talk enables you to call or send instant messages to your friends for free-anytime, anywhere in the world. So keep an eye on thsi page to get the latest news regarding Google Talk.

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Download Google Talk for Apple iPhone

Download Google Talk for BlackBerry

Getting Started with Google Talk – Help and Tips

NOTE

Google Talk requires a Google GMail Account or a Google Account. You can also create a Google Account using your Mobile Phone.

Google Talk Features

  • Chat Back Badge: Chat Back makes it easy for visitors to your blog or website to see if you are available and chat with you. They don’t need to be one of your contacts or even have a Google Talk account, and you can keep your Google Talk ID private. See how to set up your own Google Talk chatback badge.
    Google Talk Chat Back Badge
  • Translation bots: Send a message in one language and have it instantly translated into another. Just add a translation bot to your contacts using the following format: [from language]2[to language]@bot.talk.google.com. There are 24 bots available:
    ar2en, de2en, de2fr, el2en, en2ar, en2de, en2el, en2es, en2fr, en2it, en2ja, en2ko, en2nl, en2ru, en2zh, es2en, fr2de, fr2en, it2en, ja2en, ko2en, nl2en, ru2en, zh2en where ar = Arabic, de = German, el = Greek, en = English, es = Spanish, fr = French, it = Italian, ja = Japanese, ko = Korean, nl = Dutch, ru = Russian, zh = Chinese

    Google Talk Translation
  • See your AIM Buddies: Now you can see and chat with your AIM and Google Talk buddies at the same time, right from Gmail. Just log in to your AIM account through the options in Gmail chat, and you will see your AIM buddies with the yellow “running man” logo to the right of their screen names

    Google Talk AIM Buddies
  • Group Chat: You can now invite multiple people to chat with you in a group using the Google Talk Gadget. When you’re chatting with a friend, just click on the “Group Chat” button to invite one or more friends to join the conversation.
    Google Talk Group Chat
  • Google Talk Gadget New Emoticons: Google Talk Gadget has now a nifty emoticon picker which lets you show off your 🙂 and your 😛 in three different, animated styles. Just click on the smiley in the lower right corner of your chat tab to check them out and pick your favorite look.
    Google Talk Gadget Emoticons
  • Google Talk Gadget: You can now add Google Talk to your Google Personalized Homepage. The Google Talk Gadget lets you see your contacts and chat with friends right on your homepage, and it doesn’t require a download. You can even add the Google Talk Gadget to your own webpage or blog by pasting a single line of code into your site. There are a couple of new features to try out in the Google Talk Gadget. If you paste a URL from YouTube videos and Picasa Web Albums into your chat, the Google Talk Gadget will let you preview videos and photos right in your conversation.
    Google Talk Gadget

  • Google Talk with Popout and Flickr Slideshows support: You can now do more with the Google Talk Gadget. In addition to putting the gadget on your Google Personalized Homepage, you can pop out the gadget into a separate, small window anytime. This way you can navigate to other websites and still keep your contact list and chats open. And just like running the gadget on your homepage, this way of using Google Talk is completely web-based, and requires no download. If you have your own webpage or blog, you can also add a button to your site so your visitors can pop out the Google Talk Gadget when they visit your page. If you want them to chat with you, just list your username next to the button and ask visitors to sign in and add you as a contact. To add the button to your page, just copy this script into your site’s HTML:

    In addition to viewing YouTube videos and Picasa Web Albums, you can now also watch Flickr slideshows in your chats.

    Google Talk Popout and Flickr Slideshows support
  • Windows Vista and Windows 7 Support: Now you can now use Google Talk with Microsoft Windows Vista and Microsoft Windows 7 Operating Systems.
  • Orkut integration: Google Talk makes it easier than ever to chat with more of your friends. If you use Orkut, Google’s free social networking service, you can chat or place Internet phone calls with your Orkut friends using Google Talk. Orkut friends will automatically appear in your Friends list, and you’ll find out instantly if you’ve received a new Orkut scrap.

    Google Talk Orkut Integration
  • Offline Messages: Now if your friends have chat history enabled, you can send them messages even when they’re not online. Just enter a message into the chat window as you would normally, and they’ll get it the next time they sign into Google Talk. In Gmail, offline messages can be searched and organized, just like instant messages in their chat history.
  • File Transfer: With this top requested new feature, you can send unlimited files and folders to your friends through Google Talk. There is no restriction on the file type or size and the peer-to-peer transfer is fast and reliable. Google Talk allows you to send files to your friends, right from your chat window! You can share photos, videos, or documents with the click of a button – there’s no restriction on file size or file type. Sending a photo will insert a preview of the image directly into the chat session, so that your friend can see it right away. Other file types can be opened from the chat window, and will launch in their default application*. They’ll also be saved to your hard drive for later.
    Google Talk File Transfer
  • Voicemail: If a friend isn’t around to answer your call, now you can leave a voicemail. You can even leave voicemail messages for your friends who don’t use Google Talk–they’ll receive an email with the message attached as an audio file. Google Talk allows you to leave a voicemail for any of your contacts, whether they’re logged in to Google Talk or not. Ramble on for up to 10 minutes, and they’ll be able to retrieve your message from their Gmail account at any time. You can even send a message straight to their voicemail without first ringing them. To leave a message, call a contact and let it ring – voicemail will pick up after 4 rings. Or, click the down arrow from any profile card or chat window to access the options menu and select Send voicemail.
    Google Talk Voicemail
  • Music Status: Listening to music while on Google Talk? Now you can let your friends see what you’re listening to by selecting Show current music track in your status menu. Your status message will change when your song does! If you’d like to show your contacts what music you’re listening to at that very moment, select Show current music track from your status drop-down menu. If you stop your music, your status will display as Available.
    Google Talk Music Status
  • Pictures and themes: See pictures in your Friends list and chat sessions. Pick a picture for yourself and customize where you see your friends’ pictures. Now you can also change the appearance of your chat sessions.
    Google Talk Themes
  • Google Talk for BlackBerry devices: Get Google Talk on your BlackBerry and chat with your friends on the go for free. You can even keep emailing and playing BrickBreaker while you chat. Download it at http://www.blackberry.com/googletalk (most commonly accessed via your BlackBerry).
    Google Talk BalckBerry

Google Talk More Features

  • Choice: Get in touch over email, IM or a call
  • Quality: Talk through your computer but hear your friends as if they were in the same room
  • Convenience: Your Gmail contacts are pre-loaded into Google Talk so inviting or talking to your friends is just a click away

So, what is Google Talk ?

Google Talk is a simple and free way to talk with and send instant messages to your friends. Like Gmail, Google Talk uses Google’s innovative technologies to help people communicate more effectively and efficiently. Think of it as Google’s approach to communications. Google Talk is easy and intuitive to use. All you need to make free calls is an Internet connection, a microphone, and a speaker. After you download Google Talk, sign in with your Gmail username and password. Invite your friends to download Google Talk, and once they do, you’ll be able to talk or IM with them instantly.

More info and downloads: http://www.google.com/talk/ or http://googletalk.blogspot.com/

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