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Google Talk is Terminated . . .

As declared earlier, finally, Google Talk has been terminated by Google. It's no longer supported on Windows. Google is trying to force the users to use its Hangouts app. But I've found no logical reason behind shutting down this lovely app!

In last November, I published a post - Google Talk is Gonna be Shut Down. Google said it will stop working within few months. Couple of weeks ago, I just signed in to Google Talk and got the following message - 

I was just waiting to see the end of Google Talk on February 16, 2015. But even after February 16, Google Talk was working fine. From another source, I came to know that it will be stopped on February 23. But it was working after February 23. 

At that point, I thought, Google Talk will be working in this way. Finally, on February 26, when I was trying to sign in to Google Talk, it shows - 

Username or password is incorrect. 

Though I was sure about username and password, I entered them again. Still it was showing the same error. Then I signed in to Gmail and got a message from Google - 

Hi Abdur,
We noticed that you recently tried using the Google Talk app for Windows. We wanted to let you know that this was discontinued on 23 February 2015. We recommend giving Hangouts a try so that you can chat with all of your Google contacts. Hangouts supports people’s favourite features from Google Talk, including text chat, presence, contact lists and status messages. In addition, Hangouts lets you have group video chats, make phone calls, express yourself with emojis and keep your conversations going across AndroidiOS and your computer.
If messaging right from your desktop is important to you, try the Hangouts Chrome app or Hangouts in Gmail. If you’re not ready to make the switch to Hangouts quite yet, you can continue using Google Talk on Windows with a range of compatible third-party chat apps. (Please bear in mind that these aren’t Google products, so exercise caution when signing in with your Google account.)
As a loyal Google Talk user, we thank you for your support and we hope that you give us the opportunity to provide an even better communications experience with Google Hangouts.
If this sign-in attempt was not made by you, please check details on your Devices and Activity page 

Check details 
Sincerely, The Google Talk and Hangouts team

I think many other Google Talk users have got the same message from Google. But don't know how many of them are real user of it. In most cases, I used to contact my friends, visitors, classmates and other people through Google Talk. But now I have to keep my Gmail window open to chat with them. 

What to Say about Hangouts . . . 

My experience with Hangouts is not good at all. In my 150 kbps connection speed, I had never been able to connect Hangouts through Chrome. It needs at least 300 kbps speed to connect to the service! 

But I have to say that Hangouts looks better than Google Talk. Google Talk was simply an instant messaging service. It was simply 1 MB in size with very simple messaging options. But with hangout, you can do lots of things. 

You can share photos and emoticons in Hangouts, make audio and video calls etc. You can also draw something there. But it doesn't allow to share files like Google Talk.  

Maybe Google wants the users to communicate through single app - Hangouts. That's why Google has finally turned off Google Talk through a long process . . . 

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