Video and Audio Chat Available Soon to Gmail Web Interface

Very soon you will be able to chat more ways than ever before from within Gmail. You will soon look and sound better with high quality audio and video because Google will soon be adding video and audio chats to the Gmail web interface. Google has announced it on the Gmail blog. To be able to enjoy this feature you need to download and install the voice and video plugin. Gmail will take care of the rest. What's good about this feature is that it is designed using Internet standards such as XMPP, RTP, and H.264. What does it mean? It means that "that third-party applications and networks can choose to interoperate with Gmail voice and video chat." This feature will be available for both PC and Mac.

Now, would this kill Yahoo! chat? It remains to be seen.

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