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GTalk/GMail provides Video and Voice chat

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Google has launched new video and voice chat services for GMail/GTalk. It is just a click away and can be activated by pointing to the contact person’s name you wish to talk to and selecting the “Video and more” option from the context menu. The video window pops up if the contact has a video device.

Many times it is hard to express just by words and it does not deliver the same punch as actually hearing your friend at your jokes/comments, this is where you can now use voice and video capabilities in your GMail/GTalk.

Follow the below steps to get started:

  • Download the Gmail voice and video chat plug-in quit all open browser windows, and install the plug-in.

  • Sign in to Gmail.

  • In the Chat section of your Gmail, select the contact you want to call. If they have a camera icon next to their name, you can make a voice or video call to them; just click Video & more.

If your friend doesn’t have a camera next to their name in your chat list, you can invite them to download the Gmail voice and video chat plug-in from the Video & more menu in a chat window. Even if your friend doesn’t have a video camera, you can still make a voice call or a 1-way video call.

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