Just had a glimpse of one of the most awaited feature on Orkut, THE Google Talk Integration! It looks like I am the last one to see it on my orkut account! 😉
After many Greasemonkey scripts, orkut apps and other hacks, nothing seems to beat this official integration.
Integration looks nice but with some open questions…
- Whether Orkut will show list of online Orkut friends like Facebook? List of Orkut friends can differ from list of Google Talk friends.
- In any case, list of online friends is good option. I could not see it anywhere. May be I failed to notice it.
- I am not sure if all Orkut users can use this feature. It looks like one need to be user of Google Talk separately to enjoy this feature.
- It is not clear whether you can chat with online Orkut friends from your existing Google Talk clients.
Orkut added a separate Google Talk settings page, but it contains just one option – Choose which friends can chat with you.
Lets hope like many other features this feature will be improved with time.
To read more about this feature, read this earlier post by Deepak.