Microsoft Mail Service outlook.com recently integrated Google Google Talk features, so that users in the Outlook.com page can directly and Google Talk friends chat. This feature will be available to global users in the next few days.
This new feature supports multiple applications on the Outlook.com page, such as Inbox, Calendar, Address Book, and SkyDrive. For example, the user will be able to chat with Google while writing an email.
Dames Maita, senior product Manager at Microsoft Outlook.com, Dharmesh Mehta, said in Monday: "One of the reasons that users reflect that they are not switching from Gmail to Outlook.com is the lack of chat interoperability." ”
Microsoft has now linked Google's API to enable outlook.com to support Google Talk text messaging, but currently does not support video and audio communications. "If a large number of users want to support video and audio communications, we will certainly discuss it with Google," Damez Meta, senior director of Outlook.com, said Dharmesh Mehta. "In addition, currently outlook.com does not support the chat with Google Friends group function. Maita said Microsoft might launch the feature in the future.
To enable Google Buddy chat on the Outlook.com page, users simply use Google's standard OAuth system to connect to their accounts, allowing Microsoft to access their accounts. After that, the user simply puts the mouse on the Gmail user's contact list to start a new conversation by passing through the standard dialog panel.
Diagram: Outlook.com account with Google Account, you can use Google Talk in the sidebar to chat with the contact person
Diagram: Chat directly with Google Talk friends on outlook.com page
Microsoft recently relocated all Hotmail users to outlook.com and integrated the company's acquisition of the Instant Messaging service Skype. Before there is a rumor that Google will be Google Talk, Hangouts and other communications services to integrate into the Babel.