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Hangouts

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Hangouts, previously Google Talk, is a free Windows and web-based application for instant messaging and voice over internet protocol (VOIP). It lets you send instant messages, do automatic file transfers, check friends' status updates, make PC-to-PC calls, and make conference calls to multiple people at once. "Hangouts" are places used to facilitate group video chat (with a maximum of 10 people participating in a single Hangout at any point in time). Within the 10 person... More info »

Alternative names for Hangouts: Google Hangouts, Google Talk, GTalk, Google+ Hangouts

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iPhone, iPad, Android + Tablet, Online, Blackberry, Chrome OS

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Pidgin has an expansive plug-in ecosystem. Please un-remove it (add it back) as an alternative

Google Talk [ now Small Hangouts iconHangouts ]

needs:

Small Pidgin iconPidgin

and by extension Small Adium iconAdium

the same claims apply to miranda Small Miranda IM iconMiranda IM

Jitsi provides audio chat SIP/Jingle, and text chat XMPP, SIMPLE Small Jitsi iconJitsi

Jitsi with 35 votes ought not be buried under show all.

[Edited by Venom88, November 12]

 
Visuex-image

Pidgin is NOT an alternative. Google Talk is a Network/Protocol...Pidgin utilizes multiple networks/protocols but it does NOT have its own. So it is not the same thing and thus is not an alternative.

 
joshhsoj1902-image

Google Talk is also an application.

I would argue that Google Talk is just the application front end to the standard Jabber protocol.

 
Visuex-image

but joshhsoj1902 Google Talk doesn't use just the standard Jabber protocol that is why there is a specific entry in Pidgin to work with it rather than just using the XMPP option. However, I do understand what you mean and it is a good point.

 
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The same with Google Talk.

I mean one can have sterling VOIP + remote desktop sharing and file transfer system in one app.

[Edited by Venom88, March 14]

 



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