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Google adds file transfer to iGoogle/orkut chat, Gmail chat next

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Google Talk already supports file transfers in its downloadable desktop app, and it will soon be available to other instant messaging pipelines. Today updated chat in iGoogle and orkut chat to support file transfer between users. Clicking the “Actions” menu and then selecting “Send a file” will make it possible to share files with a friend without requiring any additional download.

In the blog post announcing this new feature, Google also revealed that this feature will soon be supported in Gmail chat. As someone who uses Gtalk mainly through the downloadable app, I don’t have much use for this feature; however, I know that a number of people mainly use Gtalk through their Gmail account in the browser, so this is something many people will definitely keep an eye on. Let’s hope Gmail support comes soon.

Read [Official Google Blog]

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