Hangouts for Chrome 2014.604.433.1

Puts the VoIP extension on the Chrome browser

  • Vote:
    7.3 (275)
  • Category:

    Add-ons

  • Version:

    for Chrome 2014.604.433.1

  • Works under:

    Windows 8 / Windows 7 / Windows Vista / Windows XP

  • Program available in:In English
  • Program license:Free

Google Talk is Google's communication service. Talk is the search engine's instant chat messenger that also provides voice and video services. Whether you refer to the software by one of its nicknames, including Gmail messenger, GTalk or Gchat, or just Talk, the service, for the most part, is a hit with users.

Like many other of Google's services, Google Talk is free and simple to set up. The application operates on Android and Windows, and requires either a Gmail account. Since Talk in an integrated application, the only additional steps required are accepting the terms of service and logging into the account. The integration also means that your desktop will not be cluttered with additional icons and you won't need to open additional tabs to access the messenger.

Over the years, Google Talk has improved. After a period of serious debugging, Google finally fired up a version that mostly pleased users and today, it is widely used to chat, makes voice calls and transfer files between Talk users. The software is also now compatible with Google Hangouts and can handle voice and video calls with multiple users in the same manner as Skype.

Video calls can also be made with Google Talk and are often free if used with a headset, just be sure to set up your settings accordingly prior to the call. Talk can also be used on smartphones and is compatible with Android and iOS.

Pros

Google talk is free

The service is user friendly and easy to install

Cons

Not compatible with Macs or Linux

Cannot be used with Android 2.3.4 and below

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