Update [26th Aug 2005]: Google has given the configuration details for third party applications in their help center. Have fun.
Happy happy!! Google has entered the instant messaging race as well. I downloaded the Google talk client and instantly logged in to my account, only to remember that I don’t have any of my friends online on this network yet. So, an alternate would be to download a Jabber-compatible client which also supports other IM networks like MSN and Yahoo! I choose GAIM, it is a cool multi-protocol open source messaging client. You can get the info on configuring GAIM to use Google talk network from smash’s world, but I will give a brief configuration overview for GAIM below anyway:
- Install GAIM and its plug-ins as per your need (I installed spell check and systray icon plug-ins)
- In the new account addition dialog provide the following details:
- Screen name: <<your gmail email id without '@gmail.com'>>
- Server: gmail.com
- Resource: Gaim
- Password: <<your gmail account password>>
- Alias: <<your display name>>
- Click “show more options”
- Check Use TLS if available
- Uncheck Force Old SSL
- Uncheck Allow plaintext auth over unencrypted streams
- Port: 5222
- Connect server: talk.google.com
That’s it! You are all set for checking out the Google Talk!