google-talkFrom today on-wards Gtalk will nolonger be functional since Google is shutting down the Gtalk services and forcing its users to embrace Hangouts.

Google had announced it few weeks ago that it would shut its Gtalk services from today. Although Google’s Hangouts is not as popular as WhatsApp, Hike, WeChat, and others, but the search engine giant sees its future in Hangouts.

Google had last year replaced Gtalk with Hangouts and the users who would download Gtalk were redirected to Google Hangouts download page. Now Google has made it quite clear that Gtalk will no longer be functioning from February 16.

Most users are used to the familiar Gtalk interface, which is also believed to work better than Google Hangouts even on slow internet connections.

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