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Google Talk Adds Voicemail & File Transfers Among New Features

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Google Talk Adds Voicemail & File Transfers Among New Features

Google Talk Adds Voicemail & File Transfers Among New Features

Google is starting to beef up its Google Talk messaging, VoIP & communications tool with File Transfer, Voicemail, and Music Status options. More from Google Talk;

File Transfer

With this top requested new feature, you can send unlimited files and folders to your friends through Google Talk. There is no restriction on the file type or size and the peer-to-peer transfer is fast and reliable.


If a friend isn’t around to answer your call, now you can leave a voicemail. You can even leave voicemail messages for your friends who don’t use Google Talk–they’ll receive an email with the message attached as an audio file.

Music Status

Listening to music while on Google Talk? Now you can let your friends see what you’re listening to by selecting “Show current music track” in your status menu. Your status message will change when your song does!

I use Google Talk on a regular basis and am thrilled to have these options, which have spoiled me at Yahoo and Skype, at my disposal with Google.

Funny that they add Music Status to the mix, as it seems more Yahoo or MySpace to me than Google, but when attempting to boost a product and build a community around it, bells and whistles are a must.

More in depth info from the Google Talk Blog.


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