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Google is relentless when it comes to adding new features to Google+. It seems like nearly every day I see something new showing up on my Google+ profile, and today is no exception. Google+ now has a chat built right in for people in your circles. Of course, they must have you in their circles as well, otherwise that would just lead to a ridiculous amount of people spamming celebrities. It’s a feature that makes sense, considering their main competitor, Facebook, has had a chat feature for a long time.

The intriguing part about this update is that it allows users who are in each others circles to chat outside of Google+. They can chat on Gmail, iGoogle, Google Talk and Orkut. This gives users a terrific way to extend the Google+ experience, even if they are not actively on the site.

Source: Mashable

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  1. Peter N
    November 23, 2011 at 7:36 pm

    yeah, but who actually contacts someone you don't know personally for a google chat ?

    • Dave LeClair
      November 30, 2011 at 6:55 pm

      Well just because you don't have them on your gchat list doesn't mean you don't know them personally.

  2. Roger Moum
    November 23, 2011 at 6:57 pm

    Before you could only talk with people whom you had talked to on G-talk, like in Gmail and on your G-talk phone app, and you had to invite someone not in that list, now you can talk with anyone that are circle to circle :)

  3. Richard Oliver
    November 23, 2011 at 6:33 pm

    I can't figure out how this is different. Couldn't we do this before? I guess not, but what was it that we could do before?