Gmail Adds Voice, Video Chat

Google becomes first of email's big 3 to integrate audio, video
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 12, 2008 5:39 AM CST
Gmail currently has 113 million worldwide users, behind Microsoft, which has 283 million users and Yahoo, which has 274 million,   (©adria.richards)
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(Newser) – Users of Google's Gmail service can now see and hear each other, the San Jose Mercury News reports. The company rolled out video and voice additions to the chat function in its Gmail interface yesterday, putting the world's third-biggest free email provider a step ahead of rivals Microsoft and Yahoo in the race to make email a more social—and profitable—application.