Google Talk

What is GoogleTalk?

Google Talk

Google Talk is Google's chat application.  There are two versions of this application.  The first is embedded in Gmail.  The second is a separate chat application that you can download and install on your local computer.

The table below provides a comparison on the features of each tool.

Gmail Chat

    screenshot of Gmail Talk app
  • Built-in chat
  • Video chat
  • Voice chat
  • Invisible mode
  • Group chat
  • Chat history
  • Reply by chat from an email
  • Translation Bots

Google Talk chat Application

    screenshot of Google Talk application
  • Instant Messaging
  • Free PC to PC voice chat
  • Send and Receive voicemails
  • Unlimited File Transfers
  • Gmail Notifications on your desktop

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Is there a cost associated with Google Talk?

No.  Google Talk is a free chat application that can be used as part of your Google Apps for Education Gmail account or as a separate chat application. 

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Can I download Google Talk?

Yes.  Click here to download the Google Talk chat application.  Faculty, staff and students can download and use the Google Talk chat application with the Clemson Google Apps for Education login information.

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How do I use the Google Talk?

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Frequently Asked Questions

See the Clemson Google Apps for Education FAQ site or the Google Talk Help Center for answers to some of the more frequently asked questions regarding Google Talk.

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Do we offer Instructor-Led training for Google Talk?

Yes.  CCIT currently offers instructor-led training for both employees and students(SILT).  Please view our training calendar to register for these available classes.  Email ITHELP@clemson.edu for one one training.

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System Requirements

Review the Google Talk System Requirements.

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screenshot of Google Talk gadget

Additional Resources

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