Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Add Google Talk chatting to your blog!

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!


Gregory John Taylor said...

How did you configure your google blog with the chat back? I can get the html for the badge, but cannot add it to the blog.

I'm not a google apps user.

Gregory John

Jack-o-Lantern said...

Please, please, pleeease....

more love to Google Talk stand alone version.... the one that you install and use standalone....
No need to open gmail, no need to open a webpage with flash

I like Google Talk, it's nice, low memory footprint, low resources needed, voip and filetransfer are nice and interesting.

But seems there's no interest to improve or maintain it anymore :(

Anonymous said...


I love the Google Talk client! Any idea when an update will be available? (such a long time ago) :(

Cheers and keep up the good work! :D

Ron said...

I love it. Great work. How do i get it to work in HTTPS?

SethB said...

It's great, but I couldn't use it until one slight glitch is fixed: