See and hear friends and family right from within Gmail, and look and sound your best with high quality audio and video. All you need is a webcam and a small plugin that is easy to download and install. If you don't have a camera, you can still have free voice conversations over the Internet to your Talk contacts from Gmail.
Watch a short video to see how Gmail voice and video chat works.
Chat with your buddies while on the go, with a version of Google Talk designed specifically for the iPhone. No need to download or install anything. Start chatting from your iPhone's browser at: http://www.google.com/talk
Chatback makes it easy for visitors to your blog or website to see if you are available and chat with you. They don't need to be one of your contacts or even have a Google Talk account, and you can keep your Google Talk ID private. See how to set up your own Google Talk chatback badge.
Send a message in one language and have it instantly translated into another. Just add a translation bot to your contacts using the following format: [from language]2[to language]@bot.talk.google.com. There are 24 bots available:
(ar = Arabic, de = German, el = Greek, en = English, es = Spanish, fr = French, it = Italian, ja = Japanese, ko = Korean, nl = Dutch, ru = Russian, zh = Chinese)
Now you can see and chat with your AIM and Google Talk buddies at the same time, right from Gmail. Just log in to your AIM account through the options in Gmail chat, and you will see your AIM buddies with the yellow “running man” logo to the right of their screen names.
You can now invite multiple people to chat with you in a group using the Google Talk Gadget. When you're chatting with a friend, just click on the "Group Chat" button to invite one or more friends to join the conversation.
We've added a nifty emoticon picker to the Google Talk Gadget, which lets you show off your :-) and your :P in three different, animated styles. Just click on the smiley in the lower right corner of your chat tab to check them out and pick your favorite look.
You can now do more with the Google Talk Gadget. In addition to putting the gadget on your Google Personalized Homepage, you can now pop out the gadget into a separate, small window anytime. This way you can navigate to other websites and still keep your contact list and chats open. And just like running the gadget on your homepage, this way of using Google Talk is completely web-based, and requires no download. To pop the gadget out, just click on this button:
If you have your own webpage or blog, you can also add a button to your site so your visitors can pop out the Google Talk Gadget when they visit your page. If you want them to chat with you, just list your username next to the button and ask visitors to sign in and add you as a contact. To add the button to your page, just copy this script into your site's HTML:
You can now add Google Talk to your Google Personalized Homepage. The Google Talk Gadget lets you see your contacts and chat with friends right on your homepage, and it doesn't require a download. You can even add the Google Talk Gadget to your own webpage or blog by pasting a single line of code into your site.
There are a couple of new features to try out in the Google Talk Gadget. If you paste a URL from YouTube videos and Picasa Web Albumsinto your chat, the Google Talk Gadget will let you preview the videos and photos right in your conversation.
Watch this short video to get a glimpse of the Gadget at work
You can now use Google Talk with Microsoft's new Windows Vista operating system.
Google Talk makes it easier than ever to chat with more of your friends. If you use orkut, Google's free social networking service, you can chat or place Internet phone calls with your orkut friends using Google Talk. orkut friends will automatically appear in your Friends list, and you'll find out instantly if you've received a new orkut scrap. Learn more
Now if your friends have chat history enabled, you can send them messages even when they're not online. Just enter a message into the chat window as you would normally, and they'll get it the next time they sign into Google Talk. In Gmail, offline messages can be searched and organized -- just like instant messages in their chat history. Learn more
With this top requested new feature, you can send unlimited files and folders to your friends through Google Talk. There is no restriction on the file type or size and the peer-to-peer transfer is fast and reliable. Learn more
If your friends aren't around to answer your call, you can leave them a voicemail message instead. Just record your voice after the "Meep" and your friends will get an email to their Talk contact address with the voicemail attached as an audio file. They can play your message when they check their email and save it for as long as they want. Learn more
Listening to music while chatting on Google Talk? Now you can let your friends see what you're listening to by selecting "Show current music track" in your status menu. Your status message will change when your song does!
You can also choose to contribute your music tastes to Google Music Trends, and check out what Google Talk users are listening to across the world. Learn more
Get Google Talk on your BlackBerry and chat with your friends on the go for free. You can even keep emailing and playing BrickBreaker while you chat. Download it at www.blackberry.com/googletalk (most commonly accessed via your BlackBerry).