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    Someone explain to me what exactly is Google Talk.

    My girlfriend has it on her phone too, and I'm curious as to what exactly it is.


    • What is it?
    • Is it free to use?
    • Why would you use it?

    Any other information that would be helpful too, please share.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grey Hawk View Post
    My girlfriend has it on her phone too, and I'm curious as to what exactly it is.


    • What is it?
    • Is it free to use?
    • Why would you use it?

    Any other information that would be helpful too, please share.
    Basically, Google Talk is Google's IM client. Yes, it's free to use. You can download the client, or you can incorporate it with your e-mail. Check the settings in your e-mail account. You can also download other clients that support Google Talk in the market. It's somewhere in there. It's used for chatting with your contacts. You can install a plug-in on your browser if you want to use a webcam and mic on your computer.


    Google Chat - Chat with family and friends
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    Yeah man it's just simply, instant messaging

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    Google Talk is an instant messaging service using the open source XMPP protocol (which isn't really important, but it makes it easier to interoperate with other software). Like AIM or Yahoo Messenger it allows you to exchange messages with other users in real time--anybody with a GMail account.

    Why use it? For starters it doesn't require any additional software and it seems to tie in better with Android than other IM software. Obviously it's also useful if you specifically want to chat with somebody that uses Google Talk.
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    I hope someday that Google just integrates all of Google Talk, Google Voice, Orkut, Gizmo5, and Google Wave.
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    Also, it acts just like your regular text interface except it is going out over the network so you are not using text charges.
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    mods can delete my post in this thread, i miss-read the question...
    Last edited by searayman; 02-19-2010 at 09:48 AM. Reason: messed up
    I have a lot of good how to articles about music managing and battery life etc. PM me if interested.
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    Quote Originally Posted by searayman View Post
    check out the article in my sig or watch googles new videos on the google voice blog
    He was asking about Google Talk, and not Google Voice, bro.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bastosero View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by searayman View Post
    check out the article in my sig or watch googles new videos on the google voice blog
    He was asking about Google Talk, and not Google Voice, bro.
    my bad thanks, I will delete my post
    I have a lot of good how to articles about music managing and battery life etc. PM me if interested.
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