Talk to your friends through a browser extension and use your email list to connect
for Chrome 2014.604.433.1
Windows 8 / Windows 7 / Windows Vista / Windows XP
Ever wished you could call your Gmail contacts without charges? Google Talk, an instant messaging program with VoIP service, was developed by Google, and you can log into this service to chat. Meanwhile, you can also hold a video conference with friends from Windows desktop. The whole experience feels great.
Google Talk offers us more than regular chatting because you can also make free PC to PC VoIP calls, and leave voice messages when answering. Do your contact use the Google Talk program as well? If so, send them files as needed. This service was designed purely for the purpose of instant messaging, and it rivals some of the best like LINE and Skype.
Gmail account users will especially find benefits with Google Talk Chrome. First, the service hands you quick access to your Gmail account through the main window, and it can especially come in handy since you receive a notification of each email. This software classifies as a Chrome extension, and because Google owns it, you have the convenience of quick access to your emails.
You have basic and simple configurations, and the automatic startup at Windows will display your contacts list. In addition, you can also look back on chat history like with many of the other instant messaging programs. It works great when you have a long distance boyfriend or girlfriend, and you want to relive your moments spent with them. If a need arises for it, you can manage the blocked contacts on your list, the notifications or the audio settings or appearance of the chat window.
Since Google Talk's first founding in 2007, the interface has remained much the same as before. It looks a little outdated compared to competitors like LINE and Skype, but the simplicity does have an appeal for a certain crowd. It feels great to open your main window and only see the displays of your contacts. You can arrange them however you want. You have a few links to access these settings, the Help page and your inbox. In addition, you might also resize the chat window so that you can make use of the screen as you desire it.
At the release of Google Hangouts, Google Talk became a somewhat redundant service, but it still works great because you can chat with your friends on Google just like always. Hangouts is more the newer version, and virtually, you have almost no difference between the two except designers made Google Talk before this time.
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.
Google talk is free
The service is user friendly and easy to install
Not compatible with Macs or Linux
Cannot be used with Android 2.3.4 and below