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Thursday, July 03, 2008

Google Talk Goes To iPhone

Attention iPhone owners! You can now chat with all your Google Talk buddies while on the go. Google Talk team has just released in the US a new version of Google Talk designed specifically for the iPhone and iPod Touch browsers. In addition to sending your friends Gmail messages from your iPhone, you can now chat with them while you're on the move, too! In your iPhone browser, just go to www.google.com/talk, sign in and start chatting. That's it. Google Talk runs entirely in the browser so there's no need to download or install anything.

There are some differences from using Google Talk on your computer. For instance, in order to receive instant messages with Google Talk on your iPhone, the application needs to be open in your Safari browser. When you navigate away to another browser window or application, your status will be changed to "unavailable" and your Google Talk session will be restarted when you return.

Other than that, interface design is almost similar to one we use on desktop. You can select from a quicklist of the people you contact most, search your contacts, and manage multiple conversations. And because it is built for the browser, it will work on today's iPhones as well as on tomorrow's 3G iPhones.

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