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Google Is Finally Shutting Down Its Gtalk Messenger App from Feb 16

by onFebruary 18, 2015

From today, you will have to say goodbye to Google’s Gtalk messenger as the Google is all set to force the users to switch to Hangouts instead of Gtalk, because it is going to replace by the new Hangouts chrome app. Yes, Google is finally shutting down its Gtalk messenger app from Feb 16. This news is not surprising for its users as Gtalk was already unavailable for download from Google. And Gtalk was suddenly got replaced by Hangouts already in the last year, the users who were looking for downloading the Gtalk messenger were redirected to Google Hangouts download page.

Therefore; Google has made it quite clear that Gtalk Messenger App will no longer be available starting from Feb 16. Google has permanently cut off the support for the desktop application. However, millions of users have been using Gtalk across the world for a long time and they have become habitual and much comfortable with this app and they do not want to switch to hangouts. But, Google has decided to shutdown this application at once for all. Gtalk was also better in the chatting way as it enabled the users to chat from desktop without opening browser. But now, you will have to open your browser to chat with your friends.

“The IM service will be wholly replaced by the Hangouts app, which can be used only via its chrome web browser”

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Google has tried to bring everything on its Hangouts and therefore Hangouts offers best quality video calling service and other services, such as phone calls, SMS, messaging, video conference and much more in the one app. Definitely, Hangouts is not popular as other applications like WhatsApp, WeChat and others, but it will soon become as according to Google believe. Hangouts app is available for Chrome browser but you can also access it from your Gmail and Google+ account.

Google’s popular instant messaging software Gtalk is really at the end of its life as it will no longer available from Feb 16 2015. So, get ready to bid farewell to Gtalk today.

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