Sixteen years ago, Google launched Google Talk, an instant messaging platform. Many other similar applications have since appeared, but were still running for a small number of users who never left Google Talk. Unfortunately, Google had to say goodbye to the project as it had very few loyalists.
The company announced through an entry on its WorkSpace website that the application will run exclusively until June 26th. After this date, anyone attempting to join a talk will be redirected to Hangouts. Hangouts is the instant messaging application that Google continues to use.
But this Google classic was expected to lose its day. Today, Google Meet is the most popular Google application for users to communicate in real time. That’s because Meet offers more than just chat, it offers video calling and other advanced options like sharing your screen with audio. And, in fact, his three applications mentioned are mutations of the previous ones. Talk inherited its features from Hangouts, and Meet borrowed the latest and greatest features from Hangouts.
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Until now, Talk has been kept up and running with an Android app that is not downloadable but works fine with Gmail. You can also access instant messaging from other applications. For example, one that uses the XMPP protocol. Google Talk was born in his 2005, 16 years ago. Then in 2008 he came to Android, but was never as successful as his brother.
“Hangouts offers advanced improvements over Google Talk, such as group video calling and integration with other Google products. It’s time to say goodbye to
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