Google has released Google talk labs edition with lot of new features. The most awaited group chat is implemented in this labs edition. Group chat was implemented on gmail web chat app few months ago, but it’s desktop application was lacking this feature. Following are new features found on Google talk labs edition:
- Group chat, have conferences in Gtalk desktop labs edition. I used to log in to Yahoo! for this feature before.
- Notification from other Google services orkut & calendar.
- Tabbed chatting, no hassle of new chat window, chat with different friends in different tabs.
There are also few things which I don’t like in this new client:
- Installation is different from previous client, is pretty similar to Yahoo! messenger. First downloads a 300kb installer, upon executing that will download other required files to install application. This installer may not work at office, because they might be blocking the port through which installer tries to connect to server.
- One more much awaited feature “Invisible Mode” is not yet implemented.
- Copying of text from chat window is not possible! This looks really annoying for me.
You can get Google Talk labs edition here. This is the labs edition, you can click on “Feedback” button present at bottom of application to send your feedback about the application & to improve next Google talk release.