Gmail, the email application from Google, now allows users to do both voice and video chat using a voice and video plugin. This is an interesting move by Gmail which earlier allowed users to have fun with more emoticons and invisible mode for Gtalk inside Gmail.
The Official Gmail blog says
All you have to do is download and install the voice and video plugin and we take care of the rest. And in the spirit of open communications, we designed this feature using Internet standards such as XMPP, RTP, and H.264, which means that third-party applications and networks can choose to interoperate with Gmail voice and video chat.
Once you install the plugin, to start a video chat, just click on the “Video & more” menu at the bottom of your Gmail chat window, and choose “Start video chat.” You’ll have a few seconds to make sure you look presentable while it’s ringing, and then you’ll see and hear your friend live, right from within Gmail.
The below embedded video also gives a clear view about the entire action. For those of you checking out this post on reader, click here to see the video.
So now go ahead and Talk face to face right inside Gmail with free, high quality video and audio.
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