Leaving a voicemail message
Want to call your friend, but they're not available in Google Talk? Would it be easier to explain something out loud than to write a long email? Leave a voicemail!
If you call another Google Talk user, and they don't pick up your call, you'll be sent to their voicemail. You can leave a message of up to 10 minutes for them - your message will be sent to their email account, where they'll be able to download your message as an MP3 file. If they're a Gmail user, they can simply click Play from the message view.
You can also choose to send a voicemail without first ringing the recipient:
- Roll over their name in your Google Talk Friends list.
- Click the down arrow in their contact card to open the options menu and select Send voicemail.
- Leave your message after the meep!
Otherwise, when you call a contact, voicemail will pick up after four rings.