The exact time when support for Google Talk will be disabled has not been disclosed.  (Disclosure/NicePNG)

Whoever is alive always shows up, but this time it was just to say goodbye once and for all. After 16 years (almost 17), the Google will officially disable your instant messaging service Google Talk. Although still active, the resource was practically inaccessible.

The Google Talk chat application was released in late 2005 and continued to receive support until this year. Precisely, Support runs until June 16th. It could still be used through third-party apps on services like Pidgin and Gajim.

However, starting this Thursday, anyone who tries to log in to Google Talk will receive an error message. Google recommends using the Google Chat as an alternative service.

The exact time when support for Google Talk will be disabled has not been disclosed. (Disclosure/NicePNG)Source: NicePNG

Google Talk lasted about eight years as Google’s flagship quick messaging app. It was initially designed for quick conversations between Gmail contacts.

In 2013, Google began to “retir” the service, encouraging the use of new tools such as Google Hangouts. In 2017, inclusive, the company had already commented on this “retirement” and complete transition to Hangouts, in an official publication about updates to G Suite.

It’s curious to see how long Talk was active, since even Hangouts has already been replaced by Google Chat. It is also worth remembering that the old platform is not the only recent low of the company: the company recently closed Google Duo, which will have its features integrated with Meet in 2022.

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