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Hangouts, previously Google Talk, is a free Windows and web-based application for instant messaging...

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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). More Info »

Within the 10 person limit participants may use voice only phones to dial in to the hangout instead of the desktop or mobile video chat feature.

On a desktop or laptop environment hangouts also contain the integration of group chat, Google document sharing, and synchronous viewing of YouTube videos. More Info »

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Hangouts (sometimes refered to as Google Hangouts, Google Talk, GTalk, Google+ Hangouts) was added by Thelle in Mar 2012 and the lastest update was made in Nov 2013. There is a history of activites on Hangouts in our Change Log and Activity Log. It's possible to update the information on Hangouts or report it as discontinued, duplicated or spam.
 
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silusreddy-image

Hangout is good but not the best

Positive Comment by silusreddy about Hangouts Also mentioning: 1click.io 14 days ago

I stopped using hangout long back for a lot of reasons. It was getting on my nerves. The security of conversations on hangout is pathetic. It is meant strictly for personal use not for businesses. For businesses I think 1Click.io is the best video calling software. they provide 128 bit encryption video calling and better they don't record or monitor any call without my concent. 1click for businesses and hangout for wife and girl friend. Life is happy.

 
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1Click (website: 1click.io) is better alternative if any business is considering to have video calling on their website or mobile app. Google hangout doesn't allow cutomization and we give a complete API which you can use to customize they way any business want. Plan a lot of things for your website just leave the video part of the plan to 1Click.

 
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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]

 
V

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.

 
J

Google Talk is also an application.

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

 
V

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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