video in chatGoogle is at it again by adding more features to Gmail Chat.

Pretty much everyone that has ever used Gmail Chat has sent the person they are talking to a YouTube video to look at.  While fun, it can be annoying as it means changing to a different tab or window to watch it, leaving your conversation behind.  According to the Gmail Blog, they have now released a new feature that will solve this issue.

Whenever some shares a YouTube or Google Video link in Gmail Chat, you will now receive a preview of the video that you can play right in the chat window.  You will be able to continue your conversation while checking out whatever the clip may be.  This will certainly save you the troubles of changing tabs and the inevitable pause in conversation as you take a look at it.

While all of these recent additions to Gmail Chat are nice, SMS Texting Support and Video Chat being the biggest, one has to wonder why these features are not making the transition over to the stand-alone version of Google’s chat system, Gtalk.  I, for one, much prefer using the desktop application as I don’t have to watch my Gmail window 24/7, but I am starting to feel a bit left behind by all of the nifty new features that are missing from it.  We don’t even the ability to appear offline while logged in, something the Gmail version has had for quite some time.

Come on Google, where is the Gtalk love?

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