As it worked within a browser, the Google Talk client did not need to be downloaded to send instant messages to Gmail users.
Conversation logs were automatically saved to a "Chats" area in the user's Gmail account.
Those who lost track of Google Voice might not even have known the service was still active.of 2016, when Nick Fox, Google's vice president in charge of messaging products, first showed me the new Allo messaging app, he started with a slide."This is our overall approach and strategy to communications," he said, pointing at a bunch of app icons separated into three columns. On the right, enterprise, which is where Hangouts is going.The days of Google Talk are quickly coming to an end.As the company announced today, the messaging service that allowed Gmail users to talk to each other since it launched in 2005, will now be completely retired.