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Google Talk Client, slowly replaced by (or integrated with) Gmail chat

Cookie Lee [PersonRank 9]

Saturday, December 12, 2009
13 years ago3,384 views

Visit Google Talk's homepage (in English):

   You'll find out now description for Gmail chat and the desktop client occupied the same space. It seems like that they're going to abandon the current desktop client (while releasing a completely redesigned one, maybe).

Jérôme Flipo [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Does anyone know if Google could fully rely on HTML5 for Gmail Talk, in the future?

Q [PersonRank 2]

13 years ago #

They could use replace their Gmail polling method with Web Sockets. For peer-to-peer communication (like audio/video chat and file transfer) they need a custom protocol, which currently cannot be implemented using HTML5 and thus still needs a plugin.

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