Saturday, December 30, 2006

Chat Applications & Interoperability (Google Talk)

I subscribed to many Google services last week, including Google Talk.

I like the Chat application very much because:
  1. The application is simple.
  2. Chat Histories are saved on Google Servers and available from anywhere in the world.
  3. You can access Google Chat from the Gmail web interface.
The only problem is most of the people I know don't use Google Talk. Well, today I found out Google Talk can also chat with most other Chat clients (in my case MSN and AIM)

Problem solved.

I followed these comprehensive instructions except that I wasn't able to get it to work with the servers they had listed. I used for AIM and for MSN. Here is a List of Jabber servers.