Google Video and Voice Chat Added to Gmail

Google [GOOG] has made a version of Video and Voice Chat available for those running Linux. Up until till now, the service has only been available for Windows and Mac OS X users.

The service works along side Gmail and lets users have video calls or voice calls with users on their Gmail contact list.

Google also mentioned that RPM support is coming soon although no specific dates have been mentioned.

“Since sometimes reading “lol” doesn’t deliver the same punch as actually hearing your friend laugh at your jokes, you can now use voice and video capabilities in your Gmail, iGoogle and orkut chat,” says Google’s information page.

“From within these services, you can have an actual conversation with someone (seriously, out loud), or even chat face to face over video.”

The software is available to download right now and can be grabbed here.

Via: TechRadar

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