The video chat and Google Voice is a program that allows you to video conference with contacts from Gmail, the popular email service. It requires a Gmail account, and have a webcam to see friends through it.
Gmail has become a very popular service since its inception, mainly due to the large storage capacity (up to 10 GB), its efficient anti-spam control, its powerful search tool within the user's email, An agile and convenient interface, its message filtering system through labels, the possibility of opening documents in various formats without having to resort to external programs, and for many more reasons.
To the mentioned characteristics has been added the possibility of integrating text chat with the contacts, as an alternative to the service provided by Gtalk for that purpose; And now Google introduces the video chat, which can be integrated into the voice chat but with the advantage of enjoying good image quality like Skype and other videoconferencing applications; Although it would be interesting to add the videoconference option with several contacts at the same time, and also allow integrating this tool with Gtalk and not only within the Gmail website.
This application also integrates with Google+ since in that social network the traditional chat option is available, and now you can add video and voice to converse with the circles. Both Google+ circles and Gmail contacts that appear with a camera next to their name are available to start a videoconference session, while the rest must install this add-on to do so, and as long as they do not, the chat goes Is limited to text and voice only.
Google Video and Voice chat is available for Windows XP (with SP3) and newer versions of the Microsoft operating system, for Mac OS X (10.5 or later), and for Linux. It is a small executable (722 KB) that installs this add-on in the browser. The latest version of the plugin is 188.8.131.52.