Google IM uses Jabber

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Man, this has just made me extremly happy.

Inquisitive Neowin member Tom Servo, taking a hint from member CarlNewton tried to connect to talk.google.com using his Trillian client. What he received was a secure XMPP (Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol, alternatively known as Jabber) server waiting for connections.

Update: Users are reporting that they can login to the jabber server using their Google Account username and password. Details soon…

Update 2: Several un-named Google Executives have confirmed that Google will be announcing “Google Talk” tomorrow.

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