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Unit 2.3 Collaborative development Tools

Gtalk: What is gtalk?: Google Talk (gtalk) is an instant messaging service that provides both text and voice communication. The instant messaging service is colloquially known as "gchat" to its users, although Google does not endorse this name.

Windows users can download the Google Talk application, and Mac and Linux users can use many other instant messaging applications with their Google Talk accounts or message directly from Gmail. Google Talk also supports PC-to-PC voice calls.When Google Talk is used from within Gmail on either Mac or Windows, you can also use it for video chats. The downloaded client does not support video as of this writing.

gtalk is integrated with Gmail or available as a separate download. Google Talk can be downloaded from the Web at

History: Google Talk (gtalk) is a no-charge Windows web-based application for instant messaging and voice over internet protocol (VOIP) client offered by Google Inc. The first beta version of the program was released on August 24, 2005 Google Talk is also the name of the client applications offered by Google to access the service. Google Talk applications are available for Microsoft Windows[1] (XP, Server 2003, Vista, and Windows 7), Android,[4] Blackberry,[5] and Google Chrome OS operating systems.[6]


File Transfer 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.

Google Talk allows you to send files to your friends, right from your chat window! You can share photos, videos, or documents with the click of a button - there's no restriction on file size or file type. Sending a photo will insert a preview of the image directly into the chat session, so that your friend can see it right away

Voicemail If a friend isn't around to answer your call, now you can leave a voicemail. You can even leave voicemail messages for your friends who don't use Google Talk--they'll receive an email with the message attached as an audio file

Music Status Listening to music while 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. Video:, How to Download, Install and Use Google Talk on your PC., Google Talk Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread video chat demo Google Talk with video and voice chat for Android

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