Google Talk Gadget

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Googletalkgadget.bmpGoogle has released an instant messaging tool you can use in your Google personalized home page.

It is called Google Talk Gadget.

It pulls in your contacts from Gmail and Google Talk. If someone sends you a message carrying a URL of a YouTube Video, it recognizes it as a video and automatically gives you a preview.

Click on image above, and then watch the demo to see how it works.

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