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GMail adds voice and video chat
Yet more new features for everyone’s favourite webmail client, Google Mail. This time, the team has enabled video and voice chatting on the service, which joins SMS, OpenID, Calendar and Doc gadgets and emoticon support on the feature list.
Google’s going to be rolling out the new functionality over the course of today, so if you can’t get it yet, then try again a little later. To get to it, you’ll need to install a small plugin, which you can pick up here, and then it’ll appear in the bottom of your chat windows.
Let us know in the comments how it performs on your broadband connection, and how you think it compares to similar services, like Skype.
Google Video Chat (via Official GMail Blog)
Related things Google has added to Gmail recently: SMS | OpenID | Calendar and Doc gadgets | Emoticon support