Orkut now has a fully integrated chat engine. In order to get started with Chatting over Orkut, you dont need to install or open seperate window. It all happens as it happens within Gmail.
If you are worried about people bombarding you over Orkut chat, this is what Google Orkut Blog has to say
I’m sure many of you (especially you social butterflies with hundreds of orkut friends), are concerned about being bombarded with chat requests every time you go online. Not to worry! To get you started, we’ve come up with a formula that automatically predicts which of your orkut friends you probably want to chat with, and only tells those people that you’re signed into Google Talk. Our formula takes a bunch of things into consideration, giving preference to people who you’ve labeled as ‘best friends’ or written scraps to recently, and people who have friends in common with you.
With Orkut enabling Google Talk, these are the features that you can go through
- chat with your orkut friends in real time from directly within orkut
- control which of your orkut friends can chat with you
- chat with your Google Talk and Gmail chat contacts
- visit different orkut pages while keeping your chatboxes open
You can also check out the below embedded video from Youtube, which explains how Gtalk chat works in Orkut.
It will be interesting if Orkut adds the Video Chatting like Gmail as well. Another item to the wishlist.
Also Read: Gtalk adds Invisible Mode
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