Google Jabber lives

by Volker Weber


Server: Use your GMail credentials. Depending on the client, you can use audio and video.

Update: Google Talk clients can make phone calls. iChat clients can make phone and audio calls. But Google Talk does not make phone calls to iChat (and vice versa). also does not accept requests from other servers. Which is sort of evil, because Jabber has a user@host scheme that lets servers interconnect easily. So for now it is only accessible by Let's hope Google fixes that.


nur Kopete scheint das nicht zu können :P

Samuel Adam, 2005-08-24

If I could remember my login for Google Mail... Anyway, how's voice quality, compared to, say, Skype or mobile?

Sascha Carlin, 2005-08-24

In my first tests, the voice quality is really excellent. Now I want a Trillian plugin which supports the telephone functions too.

Karsten Fusenig, 2005-08-24

Thanks for figuring this out, Volker.

Rocky Oliver, 2005-08-24

The developer page for the Google Talk ( seems pretty clear on the fact they want to integrate the other guys in the game.

They mention the fact they're planning on using SIP, so provided the other guys play nice, cross clients voice could be fairly easy to get going.

I'm not aware of a SIP equivalent for video, but judging on their attitude with voice, I can't see them refusing to integrate video if a standard comes up.

Tristan Woerth, 2005-08-24

Malte has it right. SOOO much better audio quality when you use headphones with iChat/iSight.

In your update, do you mean ichat clients can make phone and VIDEO calls?

iChat didn't seem to want to initiate an SSL connection, though - can't have it all I guess.

Kevan Emmott, 2005-08-24

Kevan, is that a trick question? Look at the picture above. What do you see?

Volker Weber, 2005-08-24

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