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Thursday, November 29, 2007

GMail introduces Group Chat and New Emoticons

The new Gmail Seattle team is happy to announce two additions to Gmail's built-in chat capabilities: group chat and enhanced emoticons.

To start a group chat, click "Group chat" from the "Options" menu when chatting. Enter the names of the people you want to add, and, bingo, you're in your very own chat room. All the familiar features such as chat archiving and taking the chat off the record still work as well.


These features only work with the latest version of Gmail, which we are still rolling out to IE6, international and Google Apps users.

I would like to see the same features to be provided to GTalk users too in near future.

2 comments:

Atul said...

Do you have an idea on when people in India can use the gamil group talk?

Thanks

Kamlesh said...

My ID has already been enabled for Group chat using GMail. I guess Google has not enabled this feature for everyone and they are doing this in batches.