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Google Gtalk to be shut down from February 16

February 9, 2015 | Telepresence Options


Story and images by Nithya Nair / India com

Google's popular messenger Gtalk is going to stop their services from February 16, 2015. According to a BGR Report, Gtalk is going to be replaced by the Google Hangouts app for messaging purposes. There are millions of users who use Google's Gtalk and now will have to shift to Hangout. There were speculations of the shutdown of Gtalk after Google stopped supporting security and did not upgrade it for Chrome. Google launches Chrome Remote Desktop app that lets you access home PC via iPhone

Last year, Gtalk was replaced by Google Hangouts, which users found confusing. People who wanted to download Gtalk were redirected to the Google Hangouts download page. Hangouts did not garner a lot of attention, as people did not find the messenger user-friendly. Hangouts is also believed to take more loading time than Gtalk if the Internet connection is slow.

After competition from Facebook and Whastapp, Google tried bringing in everything for its users including a messaging app, calling and video conferencing, but the Hangouts app did not work for them. Gtalk was still preferred by its users, as it did not have any technicalities.

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