Gchat, officially known as Google Talk, was on instant messaging service for adults. It was launched in 2005, and was a direct competitor of MSN Messenger.
Users could send on or offline messages and Gtalk invitations to Gmail users and contacts. They could also send basic files to friends in the app. It also included ‘Voice over Internet Protocol’ (VoIP) functions, such as audio conferencing and file transfer.
Google revealed that it was axing Google Talk in a last week. Google Talk first started in 2005 and was an instant-messaging service aimed at adults. Eight years later in 2013, Google launched Google Hangouts, a second chat application that allows users to text, voice, or video-chat their friends.
In the blog, a Google spokesperson said: ‘Hangouts offers advanced improvements over Google Talk such as group video calling and integration with other Google products. Classic Solitaire For Windows Xp there. ‘With the introduction of Hangouts Meet and Hangouts Chat, which add further improvements in meetings and team collaboration, it is now time to say goodbye to Google Talk.’.
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An overview of Google Talk on the world's first Android-powered phone, the T-mobile G1.
GOOGLE HANGOUTS VERSUS GOOGLE TALK Feature Hangouts Chat Google Talk 1:1 text chat All Gmail and Android Group text chat All Gmail Send photo messages All None Share location Android and iOS None Warn when chatting outside the domain Gmail Chrome Extension Gmail Accessible through Vault All Gmail and Android Retention defined by Vault All Gmail and Android Supports SIP/ XMPP federation None Available, but unsupported using the following clients: Gmail, Android Admin can force chat history off All Gmail Admin can force history on All None.
This is kind of an old thread but since it was dug up and I see some incorrect information in a few posts above I figured I would put my 2 cents in. Google Talk is an instant messenger client for Gmail that comes on most android phones.
Unlike iMessage or BBM it is available cross platform. It does allow audio chat and video calls to other Android phones (requires Gingerbread or newer) or to someone who is signed into their Gmail account on the web with their desktop pc.
I use the video feature quite a bit. I've also used the audio call feature (VOIP). Google Voice is for making phone calls.
Sure, you can use Groove IP to use VOIP to make a phone call with your Google voice number but that's a totally different thing.