Google Talk gadget gets multiple user chat

The Google Talk gadget seems to be adding new features at a faster rate than the actual windows client these days -- today they launched a new multiple user chat interface. The feature is a bit awkward due to the gadget-only functionality, but once you are using it, everything seems natural.

The Google Talk gadget seems to be adding new features at a faster rate than the actual windows client these days -- today they launched a new multiple user chat interface. The feature is a bit awkward due to the gadget-only functionality, but once you are using it, everything seems natural.

Multi-user chat was hinted at in April through the "Google in your language" initiative -- but it was unclear at that time how the feature would actually manifest itself.

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My only gripe is the fact that it's not available in the real Google Talk client or in Gmail. When you start a multiple user chat from the gadget, the friends you invite are sent a link to click on which takes them directly to the web-based version of the client -- let's just hope this is a temporary solution!

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[Thanks Dave!]

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