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Gmail Chat NOW in Opera (without masking)

For the last few days, I was not getting through to Gmail in Standard mode, so decided to clear my cache and cookies. And walla, the standard view was back. But there was a difference, it had Google Chat in with it, and I had not masked it to identiy Opera as Firefox or Internet Explorer.

I have not been able to find an official confirmation, but I think they were working on it, which resulted in Gmail being unavailabe a little while yesterday

P.S: GChat has been ON/OFF on me and I have had too clear my cache and cookies again and again, to get it back, whereas my friend Aman, or even my hosted account (mail id for the blog) have had no such problem.

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Offline Messages in Google Talk


Yes folks it’s true. Google Talk now finally supports Offline Messaging (Official Blog Entry). Let’s just hope that the uber cool Google Chat emoticons are also ported into GTalk.

If you send somebody an Offline Message via Google Talk, the message will be received when they sign into Google Talk/Gmail. In Google Talk it appears as a normal message from a friend, whereas in Gmail it appears as a new Message.

OH yes there’s a catch. You only get this feature when you use Google Talk with a Gmail Account and that too with Save Chat History Enabled. Also if you were chatting off the record before your friend went offline, you’ll need to select Stop chatting off the record before sending offline messages.a href=”http://googletalk.blogspot.com/2006/11/offline-messages.html”

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Google Talk turns One

It’s a year old! Yes, Google Talk is celebrating its 1st Birthday today, and may I call it in some “Traditional Google” fashion. By that I mean a changed logo for the day, Google Talk is sporting a new Birthday Dress (logo).

Happy Birthday Google Talk!!!

To the Google Talk team (Hope they are reading this): Please give us Emoticons & Rich Text Editing, I am tired of using _ for italics and * for bold.

To everyone else: Please fill up this form, and tell the Google Talk team what you want https://services.google.com/inquiry/talk_suggest

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Google Talk 1.0.0.96 RELEASED

Finally the much awaited Google Talk version with file sharing, voicemail, and music status is out. You can check my review of it here. I am using this version full time now, hope you guys do use it too.

And the best part about Google Talk is that it will update itself without any interferance, (you do have to be running GT though)

Also please fill out this survey form on “What Features you would like in Google Talk” https://services.google.com/inquiry/talk_suggest

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Review Google Talk 1.0.0.95 (Unreleased Version)

The guys at Google are at it again, and are testing a new version of Google Talk. Last time I called it a leaked version and everyone was on me for that, so this time I am calling it Google Talk 1.0.0.95 (Unreleased Version). You can download this version from here.

This one sports quite a few changes, and Google has also created a temporary What’s New Page for it. The new features and changes are:

  • Main Window now shows image icon for all users instead of only the online ones.
  • Notifications for Contacts coming Online.
  • Supports File Transfer.
  • Supports Voicemails.
  • Notifications for Voicemail.