Communications and Messaging Software IM Clients Google Hangouts (formerly Google Talk)

Google Hangouts (formerly Google Talk) 2.1.224 for Multiple Platforms

by Google

Avg. Rating 4.1 (475 votes)

File Details

File Size 14.6 MB
License Freeware
Operating System Linux, Mac, Windows 7/8/2000/Vista/XP
Date Added
Total Downloads 70,177
Publisher Google
Homepage Google Hangouts (formerly Google Talk)

Publisher's Description

Google Hangouts (formerly Google Talk) will bring your conversations to life with photos, emoji, and even group video calls for free. Send photos or emoji, see when people are engaged in the Hangout and message friends anytime, even if they're not connected right now. Turn any Hangout into a live video call with up to 10 friends or simply search for a contact to start a voice call from your computer. Hangouts works on computers, Android and Apple devices, so you can connect with everyone, and no one gets left out.

Latest Reviews

smaragdus

smaragdus reviewed v2.1.224 on Jun 11, 2014

Google Talk was so-so, while Google Hangouts is disgusting just like all other Google products nowadays. One can connect to Google Talk using Miranda IM/Pidgin since both programs support it (in fact Gmail is using Jabber protocol).

FatBastard

FatBastard reviewed v2.1.224 on Jun 11, 2014

This program is a Frankenstein's monster!

some guy

some guy reviewed v2.0.2 on Dec 9, 2013

more bloat link your youtube account link your family friends did we tell you where making this work with chrome only we have implied gmail that only feature work with chrome

improvelence

improvelence reviewed v1.0.0.104 on Mar 8, 2008

Nice app, still missing the AIM integration that gmail's talk client has but that can be cured with PSI and a jabber transport. It would also be nice to see video support without external applications. I dont really know how well standalone IM clients are going to do nowadays though when its easy and convenient to do the same thing at gmail.com and a few other sites.

Pcfreakske2000

Pcfreakske2000 reviewed v1.0.0.104 on Aug 10, 2007

I used to use Windows Live Messenger, but I didn't like the advertisements in the interface and nor did I like the textual advertising in the program.

That's why I downloaded Google Talk and I can describe it in a few words : Easy to use, nice interface, not loaded with features that you don't use, sorry Windows Live Messenger fans, and it's indeed lightweighted and doesn't take a long time to load.

Although, I would have liked it to have video ( webcam ) abilities as well. I haven't found a solution for that yet.

Google Talk is a great program to use and easy to use !

Also ExtendedTalk, an add-on for Google Talk, similar to MSN Plus! Live, adds a lot of features to the program.

indianags

indianags reviewed v1.0.0.104 on Apr 10, 2007

My independent reviews about G-talk is, its simply the best. Most easy to use, integrated with gmail, a light application, and a crystal clear voice communication, which is seriously lacking in Yahoo IM. Both MSN & Yahoo IM are very heavy to use. Due to this most of us have made it as a main IM application. Me and my brother cannot imagine what a life can be without Gtalk (he lives in US and I m in India..)

mjm01010101

mjm01010101 reviewed v1.0.0.104 on Jan 4, 2007

It downloaded the correct version for me.

Who uses Orkut other than Brazilians?

k3of4

k3of4 reviewed v1.0.0.104 on Jan 4, 2007

The download provided is for 1.0.0.100 (from here and directly on the google talk page). Not sure if it auto updates to the current build or what?

I like Google Talk, its simplicity and interface. It's not astounding but it meets my needs well.

Joe Dirt

Joe Dirt reviewed v1.0.0.104 on Jan 4, 2007

While it may be a great application, you still cannot change the fact that nobody uses it. Everyone either uses MSN, YIM, or AIM. People are not going to just up and switch to Google Talk.

Now that YIM and MSN can talk to each other that leaves AIM and Google Talk in the dark.

I have too many users on my MSN list to just up and switch....and have since added some of my Yahoo! friends to my list.

And no.....I'm not going to use GAIM or Trillian or Miranda or something else like that because they also suck and feel and look like 10 year old technology.

One last thing.....who uss Orkut? With YouTube and MySpace, why use Orkut?

abuelobalo

abuelobalo reviewed v1.0.0.103 Beta on Jan 4, 2007

1.0.0.104 is already out.

Avg. Rating 4.1 (475 votes)
Your Rating
smaragdus

smaragdus reviewed v2.1.224 on Jun 11, 2014

Google Talk was so-so, while Google Hangouts is disgusting just like all other Google products nowadays. One can connect to Google Talk using Miranda IM/Pidgin since both programs support it (in fact Gmail is using Jabber protocol).

FatBastard

FatBastard reviewed v2.1.224 on Jun 11, 2014

This program is a Frankenstein's monster!

some guy

some guy reviewed v2.0.2 on Dec 9, 2013

more bloat link your youtube account link your family friends did we tell you where making this work with chrome only we have implied gmail that only feature work with chrome

improvelence

improvelence reviewed v1.0.0.104 on Mar 8, 2008

Nice app, still missing the AIM integration that gmail's talk client has but that can be cured with PSI and a jabber transport. It would also be nice to see video support without external applications. I dont really know how well standalone IM clients are going to do nowadays though when its easy and convenient to do the same thing at gmail.com and a few other sites.

Pcfreakske2000

Pcfreakske2000 reviewed v1.0.0.104 on Aug 10, 2007

I used to use Windows Live Messenger, but I didn't like the advertisements in the interface and nor did I like the textual advertising in the program.

That's why I downloaded Google Talk and I can describe it in a few words : Easy to use, nice interface, not loaded with features that you don't use, sorry Windows Live Messenger fans, and it's indeed lightweighted and doesn't take a long time to load.

Although, I would have liked it to have video ( webcam ) abilities as well. I haven't found a solution for that yet.

Google Talk is a great program to use and easy to use !

Also ExtendedTalk, an add-on for Google Talk, similar to MSN Plus! Live, adds a lot of features to the program.

indianags

indianags reviewed v1.0.0.104 on Apr 10, 2007

My independent reviews about G-talk is, its simply the best. Most easy to use, integrated with gmail, a light application, and a crystal clear voice communication, which is seriously lacking in Yahoo IM. Both MSN & Yahoo IM are very heavy to use. Due to this most of us have made it as a main IM application. Me and my brother cannot imagine what a life can be without Gtalk (he lives in US and I m in India..)

mjm01010101

mjm01010101 reviewed v1.0.0.104 on Jan 4, 2007

It downloaded the correct version for me.

Who uses Orkut other than Brazilians?

k3of4

k3of4 reviewed v1.0.0.104 on Jan 4, 2007

The download provided is for 1.0.0.100 (from here and directly on the google talk page). Not sure if it auto updates to the current build or what?

I like Google Talk, its simplicity and interface. It's not astounding but it meets my needs well.

Joe Dirt

Joe Dirt reviewed v1.0.0.104 on Jan 4, 2007

While it may be a great application, you still cannot change the fact that nobody uses it. Everyone either uses MSN, YIM, or AIM. People are not going to just up and switch to Google Talk.

Now that YIM and MSN can talk to each other that leaves AIM and Google Talk in the dark.

I have too many users on my MSN list to just up and switch....and have since added some of my Yahoo! friends to my list.

And no.....I'm not going to use GAIM or Trillian or Miranda or something else like that because they also suck and feel and look like 10 year old technology.

One last thing.....who uss Orkut? With YouTube and MySpace, why use Orkut?

abuelobalo

abuelobalo reviewed v1.0.0.103 Beta on Jan 4, 2007

1.0.0.104 is already out.

_Shorty-dammit

_Shorty-dammit reviewed v1.0.0.103 Beta on Dec 19, 2006

installs on Vista just fine, learn to read.

mjm01010101

mjm01010101 reviewed v1.0.0.103 Beta on Dec 19, 2006

This beta reset all my preferences. Not that big a deal, but just an FYI...

Sabz

Sabz reviewed v1.0.0.103 Beta on Dec 19, 2006

http://www.google.com/talk/whatsnew.html not much is new, but still a good program

twanj

twanj reviewed v1.0.0.103 Beta on Dec 19, 2006

Won't install on Vista.

twosheds

twosheds reviewed v1.0.0.103 Beta on Dec 19, 2006

Anyone know what the changes are in this release or is it just a bugfix?

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