Google Meet gets a refreshed UI, multipinning, autozoom and more

Google today announced a major update to Meet, its video-meeting service, which brings several user interface tweaks for desktop users, as well as quite a bit of new functionality, including multipinn

Google makes travel planning easier

Google today announced a major revamp of its travel planning tools on the web. After launching a similar set of tools on mobile last year, the company today announced that on the web

Gmail For Android Gets Rich Text Formatting And Instant RSVPs

Google announced two small but useful updates for Gmail on Android today: rich text formatting and instant RSVPs. Rich text formatting has long been available for Gmail on the web, but this is the fir

Gmail Now Has More Than 1B Monthly Active Users

During its earnings call, Google today announced that Gmail now has more than 1 billion monthly active users. That's up from 900 million the company announced during its I/O developer conference last

Google Hangouts And Google Talk Bug Resulting In Messages Going Out To The Wrong Recipients

A number of sources, including tipsters reporting directly to TechCrunch, as well as Google support forum posters and individuals on Twitter are reporting that Google's Hangouts service is having some Users Can Now Chat With Their Google Friends

Here is something you probably didn’t see coming: just enabled chat interoperability with Google Talk. This new feature, which is rolling out worldwide over the next few days, allows

Google Talk Is Down: Worldwide Outage Since 6:50 AM EDT (It’s Back Up For Some)

It's not just you. GTalk is down worldwide. Google first recognized the issue and started investigating at 6:40 AM EDT. While Google Talk appears to be up at first glance, calls and messages fail to c

Google Brings Back The ChatBot: Google Talk Guru

<img class="alignright size-full wp-image-289319" title="pic" src="" alt="" />Remember back in the early days on instant messaging when people fi

Google Talk on the iPhone: It's not what you think

Google has announced an iPhone version of Google Talk which is simply an iPhone-ized browser-based version of the Google’s text chat application. This means you can’t talk over the Interwe

Google Talk For the iPhone: Not What You Think

Google has announced an iPhone version of Google Talk which is simply an iPhone-ized browser-formatted version of the Google’s text chat application. This means you can’t talk over the Int

Google Talk does on-the-fly translations

A couple years ago, I became a member of a crowdsourcing outfit called Cambrian House just as it was getting started. The premise of the site is basically that you submit an idea for some sort of web-

iPhone Edition of 'mundu' handles IM with ease

Previously available by invite only, mundu is now available to the rest of us. It allows you to use your Yahoo!, Google, MSN, and AIM accounts with ease. Emphasis on “ease.” I was up and r

Google Talk Swings Back

There’s lots of instant messaging news today. Google isn’t letting the fact that it has less than 1% market share and only 44,000 people used its Google Talk client last month get it down.

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 p