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Google Talk

Google Talk provides a free and simple way to connect instantly with your contacts with instant messaging and free PC-to-PC voice calls anywhere in the world. You can even exchange files with your contacts using Google Talk, with no file size restrictions.


Text chat
Text chat
Voice calls
Voice calls
Chat within Gmail
Chat within Gmail
  Web-based chat from the start page
Web-based chat from the start page

Quick facts

Web-based chat from the start page
Chat with colleagues and friends from right within your Google Apps start page. The Google Talk gadget also allows for multi-person chat, so you can communicate more efficiently.
Free PC-to-PC voice calls (VOIP)
You can talk to anyone else who's online and has the Google Talk client. The person on the other end can be anywhere in the world, and you can talk for as long as you want for free. If your contacts aren't online when you want to chat, you can leave a voicemail.
Real-time file transfers and text messaging
Send files and text messages to your contacts. There are no file size or bandwidth restrictions.
Integrated contact list
Your Google Talk contact list automatically displays your most-used Gmail contacts, so it's even easier to connect with others.
Integrated into Gmail
Instant messaging is built right into Gmail, so you can see who's online and instant message with them in real-time, right within the mail browser window. Chat conversations can be saved and searched, just like email conversations.
Mobile access
If you use a BlackBerry® smartphone, you can download the Google Talk application to your device and use Google Talk when you're away from your computer. Just browse to http://www.blackberry.com/GoogleTalk from your BlackBerry® smartphone to download the application.

You can access Google Talk from the iPhone, too. Bookmark http://talkgadget.google.com/a/your-domain.com/talkgadget/m from your iPhone's browser. Be sure to replace 'your-domain.com' with your actual domain name.

Built on open standards
Built on the open XMPP protocol for instant messaging, Google Talk connects with other XMPP-based instant messaging networks so you can chat beyond the bounds of your own organization.
Supported operating systems
Windows 2000, Windows XP (Home & Pro), Windows Vista and Windows Server 2003.
Supported languages
US English, UK English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Brazilian Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Turkish, Simplified Chinese and Traditional Chinese.

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