Goodbye to the Google Talk app for Windows
The Google Talk app for Windows was shut down on 23 February 2015. If you try to use the Google Talk app, you'll see a sign-in error, and you'll get an email from us explaining what's happened.
To keep chatting with your contacts, you can use the Hangouts Chrome desktop app. You can use the same account that you used with Google Talk to sign in to the Hangouts app. Your contacts from Google Talk will be shown automatically in the Hangouts app.
You can also still connect to Google Talk with compatible third-party apps, such as Pidgin and Gajim.
Finding your contacts and history:
- People you chat with frequently will appear in the "Contacts" and "Recent Conversations" tabs in Hangouts.
- If you can't see a contact, search for their name using the search bar at the top of your contacts list. Learn how to get started with Hangouts.
- You can still find your conversation history from Google Talk in your Gmail chat archive. Learn how to see your chat history in Gmail.