Finally Google to shut down Gtalk on February 16

Four months after Google shut down its famous social networking site Orkut, the internet giant now plans to popular instant messaging software Gtalk is now at end of of its life. Google has decided to kill this software and wants users to use its Hangouts. Gtalk will no longer be available after February 16.

Finally Google to shut down Gtalk on February 16

Millions of users, who have been using Gtalk messenger since a long time, will now have to switch over to the Hangout service irrespective of whether they like it or not.

Hangout popularly known as the “Google Hangouts” is an instant messaging and video chat platform developed by Google. It is the future of the company and hence taking down Gtalk is the most logical thing Google could do now. Hangouts app is available for Chrome browser. You can also access it from your Gmail and Google+ account.

Google has already replaced Gtalk in Android with Hangouts. So, users already know how to use Hangouts. But Gtalk was still a nice way to chat from desktop without opening browser. Now, you will have to open your browser to start chatting with friends.

Users can send their last message via Gtalk on February 16 and after that it’ll be history just like Orkut.

Google to shut down gtalk on feb 16

Hangout hasn’t been liked by all users but with phone-tablet-PC integration becoming need of hour (something Microsoft has tried with Windows 10), the transition was bound to happen sooner than later.

WhatsApp has now moved to PCs as well and that has made Gtalk all the more redundant. So with Hangout service, Google wants to make instant messaging interactive with visual appealing experience.

Google Hangouts not only lets you text chat also offers good quality video calling service. So, you can talk to your friends. Hangouts video calls also offers bandwidth limit to control the data consumption if you are on slow connection.

Soon Gtalk will become history. Share your feelings with us via comments.

Girish Kapoor

SEO & Digital Marketing Analyst at Soft System Solution. I love social media. Almost as much as I love SEO. When the two come together, it’s a pretty exciting thing in the search marketing world.

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