Gmail Chat to Launch Tomorrow

The NYT is reporting that Google will be blending Google Talk directly into the Gmail website tomorrow for a limited number of users. The new product will be called “Gmail Chat”.

The new program, called Gmail Chat, will let Gmail users exchange text messages with others without having to log onto a separate chat program, making instant messaging simpler and more integrated with the e-mail program.

From anywhere in Gmail, the user can see who is available to chat. The program will also allow users to store instant-message conversations.

As of 10:15 PM PST there is no mention of this on the Google blog.

Of course, this is the risk that everyone talked about with Gtalkr and Meebo – the big guys can turn off the API, or just do it themselves.

Thanks for sending me this link Steve.