Sign On To Google Talk With iChat Now (Or Any Other Jabber C...


Heb1228

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I'm trying it now with Adium and I can't get it to work yet. Anybody else having any luck?

EDIT: Nevermind, I quit Adium and restarted it and its working now :D
 

Heb1228

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Abstract said:
I don't need another service to offer me IM. I need a Mac program that offers me video IM without using AOL or whatever. And Mercury sucks.
I don't really need one either. I just wanted to see if it would work. Nobody has it yet anyway so its not like I can talk to anyone on the network. Its just fun to know I can do it :D
 

winmacguy

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I would be interested to see how good it is as it may be something I could suggest for using at work for some of our international calls between OZ and NZ (intra-company)
 

Heb1228

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xtbfx said:
Can't get iChat to connect.. hmmm.
I got iChat to work too, make sure when you creat a new account you choose Jabber in the account type and type in the correct server settings.

EDIT: beat me to it. good job.
 

Stella

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Apr 21, 2003
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I really hope Google add video conference to this ( and why not - to really compete against other services).

Google have had a good record of supporting Macs, so hopefully any video additions will be included in a Mac version.
 

Yvan256

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So, how do I get an account? I'm not a U.S.A. resident, I don't have a mobile phone, I don't have a Gmail account either.
 

mduser63

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Yvan256 said:
So, how do I get an account? I'm not a U.S.A. resident, I don't have a mobile phone, I don't have a Gmail account either.
I'd say the easiest way would be to get a Gmail account, which could be technically called a Google account, because it can be used for other things besides just Gmail and Google Talk. PM me if you need an invite.
 

Bern

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Nov 10, 2004
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GoogleTalk now available !

If you have a Gmail account GoogleTalk is now available.

You can either use iChat or Adium to chat with your Gmail friends.

[Note from moderator: threads have been merged.]
 

jholzner

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Abstract said:
I don't need another service to offer me IM. I need a Mac program that offers me video IM without using AOL or whatever. And Mercury sucks.

I agree that we all have aim, msn yahoo etc... However, I think this is great in that it is completely opened. You can use any client. This IS what we need and I hope it catches on but I think it will take a while. I hope Apple really gets behind this.
 

homerjward

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w00t! seems like quite an awesome client, and being able to use it with jabber clients is really cool! too bad no one has it yet though :p
 

madmaxmedia

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Raven VII said:
Wow. This is wild! Let's see how Google fares against AIM and MSN. It works flawlessly on iChat too. Too bad my buddylist is empty :(
They should do pretty good, since it's based on an open platform (Jabber) that is compatible with AIM, MSN, Yahoo, etc. The good thing is that you only need 1 account to talk to everyone, and if you have a GMail address you'll never forget your login info...

Jabber support in iChat seems good, I actually have another Jabber account that I just set up. I'm not a chronic chatter though, don't know what fancy features might be missing, etc.

EDIT- I haven't found any mention of gateways to other IM protocols, hopefully they'll set that up soon-
 

ravenvii

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Yeah, iChat's Jabber compatibility seems to be pretty damn good. It's pretty no-frills, though.

If anyone wants to chat with someone using this, hit up ravenvii!
 

tangerineyum

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Feb 16, 2005
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Add me as another person who has signed up, but alas has no jabber buddies to chat with. Um Im tangerineyum@gmail.com and i guess u can take what ever information from that to use at your discretion.

Also i think its time the gmail pay it foward thread should be found so that fellow MacRumors folk can share in the fun. You need a Gmail invite ? Just PM me ! :)
 

RoadKill

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