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Gmail Gets Update For Hangouts Chat

Gmail Gets Update For Hangouts Chat

By Chris Crum May 13, 2014

Google announced some improvements to Hangouts chat in Gmail. This includes Google Apps for Business and Education users. Users will now see an updated user interface in their conversation list. This includes status markers as green bubbles. Also, the displayed …

Facebook Tests Messenger-Like Chat on Desktop Facebook Tests Messenger-Like Chat on Desktop
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Facebook is currently testing a new look to chat on desktop – one that looks nearly identical to the way chat appears on the Facebook Messenger app. The new design has blue and white chat bubbles, instead of the simple …

Facebook for iOS Gets Some Chat-Related Updates Facebook for iOS Gets Some Chat-Related Updates

Facebook has just announced an update to their iOS app, the first major update since they launched version 5.0 back in August. Version 5.1 of Facebook for iOS brings multiple photo sharing and a bunch of chat-oriented updates. Now, users …

Facebook Improves Messages with Side-by-Side View Facebook Improves Messages with Side-by-Side View
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With the old Facebook Messages layout, all of your messages were laid out in descending order (most recent at the top). When you clicked on a particular thread, you were taken to a different page where the message thread was …

Smile! Wink! Facebook Adds Emoticons To Chat Smile! Wink! Facebook Adds Emoticons To Chat

If you’ve logged onto Facebook this morning and initiated a chat with one of your buddies, you may have noticed that there’s a new little icon at the bottom right of you text box. And it’s smiling at you. Click …

New Extension Helps the Blind Chat on Hangouts New Extension Helps the Blind Chat on Hangouts

Software Engineer, Mohamed Mansour, developed a new Chrome extension called Accessible Hangouts for Google+ that makes chatting in hangouts more feasible for the blind. In the following video Mansour demonstrates his technology by holdong a chat in hangout with Ken …

Google+ Chat Rolls Out Google+ Chat Rolls Out
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Google has added a new chat feature to Google+. When I opened up the service this morning, I was greeted with a message that said: If you click that “learn more” link, Google says, “Google Chat makes it easy to …

GroupMe To Be Acquired By Skype (Microsoft) GroupMe To Be Acquired By Skype (Microsoft)

GroupMe announced today that it has agreed to be acquired by Skype. GroupMe is a popular group messaging service. On its company blog, GroupMe writes: Over the last few months, we had been in talks with Skype that started with …

More Friend Filtering from Facebook More Friend Filtering from Facebook

Facebook recently rolled out a new home page interface that displays a select list of the user’s friends along the vertical length of the right side of the screen. It makes it easy to see when these friends are available …

Zuckerberg On Facebook’s Awesome New Things Zuckerberg On Facebook’s Awesome New Things
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Facebook is currently holding a live announcement discussing the launch of three new Facebook integrations today, group chat, video calling (powered by Skype) and a new design for Facebook chat. During the product introduction portion, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg took …

Facebook Online Indicator Added to Profile Facebook Online Indicator Added to Profile
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A minor update hit Facebook today as it added an indicator to your profile that alerts friends to your online status.  On the home page, friends available for chat still reside on the left side and you still have the …

Google Talk Guru Launched in Google Labs
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Google has a new Google Labs experiment out called Talk Guru. Google describes it as: Application intended for chat (IM) users, including users using chat clients on low-end phones, allowing them to answer simple web queries from the context of …

Google Enables Voice And Video Chat On Linux
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About 22 months ago, Google launched a voice and video chat feature within Gmail, allowing many people to have live, face-to-face conversations with their friends and colleagues.  Now, a few more folks – Linux users – will finally be permitted to take advantage of it, too.

Advanced Gmail Chat Features Made Easier To Find

Whatever sorts of microphones and webcams the average Gmail user has attached to his (or her) computer may soon start getting a lot more use.  Yesterday evening, Google made the video chat, voice chat, and group chat features much more prominent.

Google Adds File Transfer Option To iGoogle, Orkut Chat
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Sending someone a picture or document while chatting online can seem like the most natural thing in the world; it’s common enough for topics like children or school papers to be discussed.  So Google’s upgraded one of its offerings by making it easier for people to trade files.

Could ChatRoulette Become the Next Social Hit?
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ChatRoulette is a site that is getting a lot of attention. Some think it could be the "next big thing" on the web. The concept is simple. You chat via a webcam or keyboard with random strangers. If you don’t like the one you’re currently connected to, just click a button (or hit F9), and you’re on to the next one. Maybe at some point you can find someone you like, have something in common with, or don’t find incredibly repulsive.

Google Adds Chat to Translator Kit
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Google announced today that it has released chat in the Google Translator Toolkit.

"Collaboration is an important part of translation," says Kartik Singh, Software Engineer for the Translator Toolkit. "Whether you work with editors to translate documents, customers to clarify terms or project managers to meet deadlines, working with other translators is key to making high-quality translations."