Gmail Adds Video and Voice Chat

Nov 14, 2008 - 8:56 am 1 by
Filed Under Misc Google

Want to see who you're talking to over your IM? You may want to use iChat or Skype, but now, Google Talk can support voice and IM chat. You can find out more.

For those who are dependent on Skype (and perhaps 3-5% of my friends actually use the service consistently), it's nice to know that Gmail will probably fill the void for the remaining 95-97%. Many forum members found that Skype's functionality was limited (you needed XP SP2, for example), so the Gmail solution should work pretty well.

That said, the actual integration of these new features hasn't come without its criticisms. One person expressed his disappointment that Google has not installed a folders system and he considers that important. (I see the point and I agree that Labels alone are NOT the suitable replacement. A future Gmail Labs feature, perhaps?) Other tweaks have been requested within Gmail that would make the *mail* experience a more productive one.

Forum discussion continues at WebmasterWorld, Search Engine Watch Forums, and DigitalPoint Forums


Popular Categories

The Pulse of the search community


Search Video Recaps

Google Spam Update, Volatility & Indexing Bug, AI Overviews, Google Maps Exploit, Ads, Applebot - YouTube
Video Details More Videos Subscribe to Videos

Most Recent Articles

Search Forum Recap

Daily Search Forum Recap: June 21, 2024

Jun 21, 2024 - 10:00 am
Search Video Recaps

Search News Buzz Video Recap: Google Spam Update, Volatility & Indexing Bug, AI Overviews Tracking & FAQs, Google Maps Exploit, Google Ads, AppleBot & More

Jun 21, 2024 - 8:01 am
Google Updates

Google June 2024 Spam Update Takes Target

Jun 21, 2024 - 7:51 am
Google Search Engine Optimization

Google Search Images Go Missing? Might Be A Quality Issue.

Jun 21, 2024 - 7:41 am

Google Posts Safe Search FAQs

Jun 21, 2024 - 7:31 am

Google Tests Floating Search Bar In Google Discover

Jun 21, 2024 - 7:21 am
Previous Story: I'm Insulted But Should We Give Up Live Blogging?