Google Talk

former instant messaging service

Google Talk (also called Google Chat) was an instant messaging service that was offered by Google. It let users communicate by using texting and voice chatting.[1] The service was sometimes called Gchat, Gtalk, or Gmessage by its users.[2]

It is built on the XMPP platform. A web-based version was also available online.


  1. "Google Talk - About". Archived from the original on February 1, 2013. Retrieved January 3, 2010.
  2. Jeffries, Adrianne (February 10, 2012). "Google Says 'Gchat' Is Not a Word". Observer. Retrieved April 6, 2020.