Consumer Apps

Chat

Gmail has a built-in Google Talk gadget that lets you send instant messages to people in your domain, directly from your email application. You can also chat with people outside your domain using the standalone Google Talk client.
                   
Send instant messages
Send instant messages
Quick steps on using Google Talk to send instant messages and use voice and video chat.
Google Talk Help Center
Find out more about using IM, voice, and video chat with the Google Talk gadget in Gmail.
Download the Google Talk client
Download the standalone Google Talk client to chat via IM, voice, or video with users outside your domain.
How to set up Pidgin (Windows) for Google Talk
Learn how to configured Pidgin to use Google Talk.
How to Add people to Pidgin     This page shows how to add people to your Pidgin application.
How to Create a Group in Pidgin     Groups allow you to organize your buddies in a way that makes sense to you. This pages shows how to create a Group and how to add buddies to the Group.
How to set up Adium (Mac) for Google Talk
Learn how to configured Adium to use Google Talk.
How to Add Buddies to Adium      This page shows how to add buddies to your Adium application.
How to Create a Group in Adium  Groups allow you to organize your buddies in a way that makes sense to you. This pages shows how to create a Group and how to add buddies to the Group.