Tuesday, February 26, 2008
This week we launched the Google Talk Chatback feature, which allows you to add presence and instant messaging functionality to your blog or website. You can create a Chatback "badge" here, which will give you HTML code to paste into your page.
Your badge will communicate your presence state to readers of your page, and optionally display your Google Talk status message. Guests visiting your page can click on the badge to immediately start a chat with you, with no Google account or download needed. In addition, your email address and Google account stay hidden, meaning that you won't have to worry about spammers getting your contact information (an unfortunate side effect of using a mailto: link).
It's a neat feature and it's super easy to set up and use. As an example, you can use the badge above or in the "Contact Me" section to chat with me right now. Give it a try today!